In this drought and scorching hot weather, drinking water is the number one priority, but it's also in high demand for other reasons such as cooling off. This year, public pools that are open are seeing that demand peaking every day as crowds come to seek relief from the heat.
Altus is continuing to encourage residents to conserve as they continue to look at options to increase their water supply.
As area lakes continue to shrink, Wichita Falls city officials are doing all they can to lessen the long term impacts of the relentless drought that has plagued Texoma since the end of 2010
Recent rainfall has made residents at Lake Kickapoo hopeful, as they continue to conserve water and pray for rain.
Three daily weather records were broken today at Sheppard Air Force Base
If this latest increase goes through, it would make 12- increases over the past 20- years.
Now that water haulers can't buy water from the River Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, they're looking to well owners to help them continue their businesses. We caught up with one water well owner who says he's having to expand his business so he can supply the haulers with the amount of water they need.
The drought is no laughing matter, but residents are finding a bit of humor in this dry situation.
Midwestern State University is continuing to make sure that their students know that every drop counts, and is helping them learn how to conserve.
Now that the waste water at River Road is being treated and going back into our drinking water supply, that means water haulers won't be able to buy it and use it for their businesses.
A product that could help Lake Arrowhead keep some of it's water did not get approved today.
Now that the water reuse pipeline is now approved in Wichita Falls and will begin being used in a few weeks, people are hitting the stores and stocking up on water bottles.
From finding ways to get well water from their neighbors to finding ways to store water when it does rain, area residents are doing everything they can to make sure every drop counts and that's keep local entrepreneurs very busy.
Waurika residents are being urged to stockpile water for bathing, cooking and drinking before Thursday morning when water will be cutoff for maintenance.
Some residents in Wichita County can apply to use the Burkburnett water vending station.
The rainfall this weekend had many out collecting, and some residents are getting creative.
City Manager Mitch Grant says the well levels have stayed constantly low.
May 2014 will go down as the 12th driest May on record for Wichita Falls, according to National Weather Service Records.
Lake Kemp levels are up a bit, but the lake still is in need of heavy rainfall.
Rumors and social media conversations continue that if the drought continues, it could dry up the biggest anchor in this community: Sheppard Air Force Base.