The combined Wichita Falls lake levels have now hit the lowest point ever since the drought of the 1950s.
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.
The heavy rain Texoma received this week was a welcome sight.
For the first time in a while, we have seen lake levels increase.
Lake Kemp levels are up a bit, but the lake still is in need of heavy rainfall.
In 1998, two Texoma boys died after contracting the amoeba while swimming, one at Lake Arrowhead and the other in the Brazos River.
Lake levels hit 25.3% this week.
Lake levels are hovering around 26 percent this week, the rain has delayed the stage 5 restrictions, set to kick in at 25 percent.
While crews have been able to complete some routine lake maintenance like erosion control work and putting new flotation on all boat docks, it's mostly bad news when it comes to the drought's effects on the lake.
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.
Here you will find daily update to area Lake Levels, and information on Wichita Falls City Drought Stage 3. This includes and maps.
This Wednesday at 6:30 after our evening newscast, we will be airing a special program "Every Drop Counts."
The lakes are low and Wichita Falls city officials say it's time to get serious.
Residents using Wichita Falls water will probably soon see even more water restrictions.
Wichita Falls lakes are inching closer and closer to the 40% mark.
It took a long time for our lakes to fall to their current levels, and will probably take a long time for them to recover from this extended drought.
Water restrictions got tougher Tuesday after Wichita Falls city councilors approved changes to stage three water restrictions.