The public health district has compiled a list of guidelines on acceptable water for filling and refilling public swimming pools under stage 5 restrictions.
The continued drought is causing business for some pool service companies to evaporate and others to be flooded with customers.
A North Texas town famous for its mineral waters is imposing water restrictions on residents because the main reservoir of water is only a quarter full.
The cloud seeding plane took off in Wichita Falls Wednesday morning with hopes of making rain more impactful.
Everyone is invited to join Mayor Glenn Barham and City Staff for the Mayor's Citywide Town Hall Forum, Thursday, March 27th beginning at 7:pm at the MPEC, 1000 5th Street, in Room 10 of the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall.
The severe lack of rain across Texoma is creating a messy situation for some home owners.
The latest drought report from the Texas Water Development Board shows that while more of the state is now out of drought, it's intensifying in other parts, especially the panhandle and here in Texoma.
As we wait and pray for rain, another Texoma county is enacting a burn ban as the wildfire season arrives.
The ripple effect from the lack of rain made its way to restaurants where the manager of Luby's Cafeteria says he has no choice but serve up higher prices for many of their items.
We've been asking for your questions to ask Public Works Director Russell Schrieber and the Wichita Falls Utilities Operations Manager Daniel Nix about our water situation.
Wichita Falls water users should have recycled waste water coming to their homes and businesses in May.
After letting their burn ban expire in late February in the hopes some rain would arrive, Clay County commissioners have enacted a new ban.
Environmentalists have advice for consumers on what they should do before the country's drought drives up food prices.
California's drought could cause major problems for North America's second largest sake producer.
Here is the long term drought forecast for Texoma.
Home and Garden Show vendors give tips to have a garden while we deal with very little rain fall.
After Wichita Falls city officials give the green light to cloud seeding yesterday, the company that will keep their eye on the sky is making preparations to do just that when the time is right.
California's ongoing drought has vineyard owners seriously concerned.
Desperate for rain, dozens in California take part in a rain dance.
The severe lack of rainfall has made this past year tough on cattle ranchers.
Starting December 2nd, Archer City will join Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, and Holliday in implementing the highest stage of drought restrictions.
Lake levels are now at the 30% capacity mark and the city of Wichita Falls expects to be under a Stage 4 Drought Disaster Saturday.
More than 40,000 feet of pipe still needs to be installed in the emergency reclaimed water project for Wichita Falls.
Will controversial farm subsidies remain in the next Farm Bill headed to Congress?
With Halloween less than two weeks away and Thanksgiving coming up next month, it's time to go out there and get that pumpkin.
Dundee State Fish Hatchery employees still busy despite Texas Parks and Wildlife Department temporarily suspending operations nearly two years ago.
Another Texoma city is ratcheting up restrictions to conserve water.
With lake levels at their all-time lows, Texoma homeowners continue to make changes to do their part to conserve. Homeowners are now installing synthetic grass.
Wichita Falls and its wholesale water customers meet and discuss increase in water rates.
Wichita Falls, TX. -- With plans to begin using reclaimed waste water next year, the city of Wichita Falls is trying to smooth the transition now by answering questions and concerns residents may have.
One way the city is doing that is with a twenty minute video explaining the project.
Archer County, TX. -- If you drive around Wichita Falls you can tell right away most landscaping and yards was not planned for a low water environment.
But that could be the shape of things to come, not only in this area, but all across Texas and other parts of the nation.
And many developers are already looking into the future when they plan new residential areas.
The water may have been flowing plenty early Thursday after the rain, but Wichita Falls City Officials say while it's a start, we're still a ways off from where we want to be.
Wichita Falls, TX. - One industry that is severely impacted by the drought restrictions is golf courses.
Officials at the city's Champions Golf Course in Wichita Falls say they use raw water from Lake Kickapoo and rain water from an irrigation pond to water their greens.
Wichita Falls isn't expected to go into stage 4 water restrictions for a couple of months, but one stage 4 restriction could come sooner than that. City leaders say they will discuss ending one day a week sprinkler irrigation before stage 4 is even declared.
Wichita Falls, TX. - Without rain soon, stage four water restrictions could go into affect this summer for Wichita Falls.
The city council is set to vote on the proposed new restrictions Tuesday.
Public Works Director Russell Schreiber said going into stage four does not mean we will run out of water, it's just the last part of a proactive plan the city hopes will preserve our water supply.
"The last little sliver of water that the customers could potentially give up," says Schreiber.
In just a few days, a local nursery is closing it's doors after more than 60 years.
Many in Wichita Falls turn to a higher power in hopes of receiving some rain.
National Integrated Drought Information System releases new information.
Did the rainfall across Texoma do anything to help relieve the drought?
The NWS's Climate Prediction Center has released their long term outlook for the months of April, May and June 2013.