Lake Meredith closer than ever to going dry - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/20/10

Lake Meredith closer than ever to going dry

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) –  Despite a lot of rain in West Texas the last several months Lake Meredith, which supplies 11 West Texas cities including Lubbock, is at record low levels. 

As of Sunday evening the lake was at 44.6 feet of depth. That's down about four inches in five days.  To put this in perspective, the lake will fail as a water source when the lake level gets down to somewhere around 25 to 30 feet of depth. 

CRMWA or the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority has increased reliance on groundwater, so there is a backup supply if the lake fails as a water source. Meredith is the reason Lubbock officials are hurrying to get the Lake Alan Henry project finished by 2012. 

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