Rainfall Not Enough to Lift Stage II Water Restrictions

Published 07/02 2014 11:55AM

Updated 07/02 2014 12:02PM

Overnight and early morning rain in Lubbock (top two), Plainview (lower left) and Crosby County (lower right)
Overnight and early morning rain in Lubbock (top two), Plainview (lower left) and Crosby County (lower right)
By: Meredith Hillgartner 
mhillgartner@klbk13.tv

LUBBOCK,TX- Could an end be in sight for Lubbock's Stage II water restrictions?

Not according to city water experts. 

Counting Wednesday's rainfall totals, the Hub City has had more than 10 inches of rain in 2014. 

Unfortunately, that rain is not hitting the right places, like Lake Alan Henry. 

The lake is the main source of water for the city, providing about 17% of its' water each year. 

But the lake is only 60% full. 

That means folks still need to conserve as much as they can. 

And according to Aubrey Spear, Director of Lubbock's Water District, residents have been complying. 

Spear said since the South Plains is getting so much rain, folks are not watering their yards as much or washing their cars, which has effectively saved a good amount of water. 

Spear said with more rain and conservation Stage II restrictions could be lifted. 




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