1001 Days of Water Restrictions in Wichita Falls

Published 05/11 2014 05:00PM

Updated 05/12 2014 06:17PM

Today marks the 1,001 day the City of Wichita Falls has been under some form of water restrictions.

The latest lake levels, sent to us at the beginning of this month, showed the combined lake levels of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo were at 25.3%.

Stage one "drought watch" and voluntarily restrictions went into effect August 2, 2011 because city officials wanted to start their public awareness campaign early.

Stage one restrictions are set to go into effect when lake levels reach 60%, which happened August 15, 2011.

Then, stage two restrictions, known as the "drought warning" level, were enacted June 11, 2012.

That's when Lakes Kickapoo and Arrowhead reached a combined 50% capacity.

Stage three "drought emergency" went into effect February 6, 2013 when combined lake levels hit 40% capacity.

"Drought Disaster," or stage four water restrictions, took effect November 16 of last year.

That's when lakes hit 30% capacity.

Stage five water restrictions are expected to be implemented if combined lake levels hit 20% capacity.

For a full list of water restrictions and tips on how you can save water, click our "Every Drop Counts" tab.

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