Group Voices Opinions on Cloud Seeding through Online Petition

- A group of Wichita Falls residents is hoping to garner more support for an online petition to get city councilors to reconsider their cloud seeding initiative.

The petition has been circulating for about a week and a half now.

Today supporters tried to spread the word through a peaceful protest outside Memorial Auditorium.

Group representatives say they have religious, toxicity, and effectiveness concerns about cloud seeding.

Wichita Falls officials, though, say they owe it to their customers, city residents, to try everything under the sun to help replenish the water supply.

Nate Blank, whose wife organized the petition, says, "It might bring a little more rain, but it's definitely not going to reverse the drought. I think it needs its day in court and also something like this might need to be put to a public vote."

Russell Schreiber, Wichita Falls public works director, says, "The simple fact is we don't have any options anymore around this area. We don't have any groundwater. We're reusing all the waste water effluent now that we possible can. The only answer is substantial amounts of rainfall that run water into the lakes."

The group hopes to get 200 online signatures and says they'll then submit the petition to city councilors in hopes of getting the item back on a future council agenda.

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