A Frisco man is determined to never water his yard again.
A lot of North Texans know the drill, harsh water restrictions, that for some, only allow outdoor watering twice a month. But a massive project at one of the hardest hit lakes in the region could at least help some.
The Texas Water Development Board reports Dallas area lakes were up 4.4% as of Monday morning.
The link has the complete list of lake levels around North Texas. Showing the percentage full and how many feet down.
ake Texoma is currently nearly eight feet below the level of water it should be during this time of year. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Heaven sent — that’s how business owners near Lake Granbury describe the downpours North Texas saw this week. Without the rain July 4th would have been a bust, but now they’re expecting fireworks.
Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.
North Texas Lakes aren’t close to being at normal levels, despite recent heavy rains.
The start of summer is usually synonymous with big business for shops along North Texas lakes. But with water levels sitting at historic lows, boaters are scarce.
There is no escaping the signs of the plummeting lake levels in Granbury. Boat ramps are landlocked, islands and debris are appearing everywhere, and boat docks are high and dry.
The largest regional water conference in the country is beginning on Monday in Dallas. The city is hosting Texas Water 2014, and the key talks are all about the state’s drought.
Lake Arlington has all the normal warning signs for boaters on the water like buoys. But conditions are far from normal on the lake.