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Study Will Reveal True Lake Levels

Wichita Falls city councilors approved funding half of a study that will calculate the true volumes of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo.
    City officials hope a test in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers will tell them exactly how much water is in two area lakes.
    Wichita Falls city councilors voted Tuesday to approve nearly $43-thousand in funding for a volume study of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo.
    The money will be matched by the Army Corps of Engineers, who will conduct the study.
    Public Works Director Russell Schreiber says the city's drought contingency is tied to how much water is in the lake.
    And while the city can get accurate measurements on the amount of water in the lakes, those estimates don't account for how much silt is at the bottom.
    Schreiber says it's been about ten years since the last volume study of the lake.
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