Rainfall Not Enough to Lift Stage II Water Restrictions

Including Wednesday's rainfall totals, Lubbock has had more than ten inches of rain in 2014.
By: Meredith Hillgartner 

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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