WF's Silt Study Shows Lake Capacity

Published 04/27 2014 10:10PM

Updated 04/27 2014 11:28PM

Lake levels this week are hovering around 26% and every drop counts because that's one percent away from stage five restrictions.

But how has the drought affected Lake Arrowhead and Kickapoo's water capacity?

Wichita Falls Public Works Director Russell Schreiber says the city just finished two volumetric studies on the lake that show how much extra silt has settled in them..creating less room for water..when we do get rain.

He says Arrowhead has silted in 2 percent and Kickapoo less than one percent, numbers he says are encouraging.

“It could have been a lot worse, thank god it wasn't, sow we're okay. We know we're using the right volumes, we know how much volumes in the lake so the right numbers are being used,” says Schreiber.

Schreiber says even when the lakes do fill up it's important people continue to conserve.

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