In the middle of extreme drought, fresh water is pouring into Richland Chambers reservoir near Corsicana. It’s more than 60-million gallons per day, enough to supply more than 350,000 people in North Texas.
North Texas Municipal Water District officials learned Thursday that lakes Lavon and Chapman are dangerously close to being too low for pumping water. The board still voted to extend Stage 3, twice a month watering through October.
As we hit the traditional end of summer, North Texas’ water resources seem to be holding their own despite hot weather demands.
There are allegations of confrontations and threats at the agency that provides water to nearly two million North Texans.
Lawmakers took the first step Thursday to setting up a $2 billion fund to finance water projects across the state. Members of the House Natural Resources Committee approved a plan that would take the money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
Supporters of the new Lake Ralph Hall feel they’re on schedule to win state and federal approval for the proposed reservoir.
The search for a three-year-old child in Greenville came a tragic end Tuesday morning.
A three-year-old boy fell into a pond and was pulled in by suction pipes while his father fished just outside the Greenville Electric Utility Station Monday.
The severe Texas drought continues depleting water supplies for scores of municipalities statewide. As of October, the total volume of water in 96 percent of the state’s major reservoirs was at nearly 60 percent — a record low.