It's been just over a week since Wichita Falls saw record rainfall for November, but lakes haven't improved by much.
Olney can no longer get water out of their main water source, Lake Cooper, so now the city is relying on Lake Kickapoo.
We've all really enjoyed the last couple days of rain, but unfortunately, once again, it wasn't enough to give that big boost that our area lakes really need.
Recent rainfall has made residents at Lake Kickapoo hopeful, as they continue to conserve water and pray for rain.
For the first time in a while, we have seen lake levels increase.
Lake levels this week are hovering around 26% and every drop counts because that's one percent away from stage five restrictions.
People who lease property around Lake Kickapoo and Arrowhead will soon see an increase in their bills.
If you lease property around Lake Kickapoo or Lake Arrowhead your bill could be going up.
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.
At Tuesday’s meeting, councilors voted to implement new rules for those who lease property around Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo.
If you lease property around Lake Arrowhead or Lake Kickapoo from the city of Wichita Falls you could be facing some new rules and regulations.
Despite every effort to conserve water, Lakes Kickapoo and Arrowhead are officially at their lowest combined levels ever. The last time they got this low was nearly 13 years ago.
A Texoma pilot takes KFDX high above the lakes to show the latest levels.
Water restrictions got tougher Tuesday after Wichita Falls city councilors approved changes to stage three water restrictions.
Wichita Falls city councilors approved opening up hunting leases at Lake Kickapoo, but rejected the proposed leases at Lake Arrowhead.
Wichita Falls city councilors approved funding half of a study that will calculate the true volumes of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo.
The test would estimate the amount of silt at the bottom of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo.