The intense outbreak of severe weather over the past few weeks has made things difficult for South Plains farmers, but the rains have been good for White River Lake.
For the first time in at least three years, the water level at White River Lake is actually rising. The lake has come up six feet, just since last Thursday. It's a dramatic difference, and White River marina owner A.O. Smith says the lake is once again at a good level to support water skiing and fishing.
It's also good news for the communities dependent on this lake for drinking water. Early last week, the lake was at a record low, 26 feet below full. It's now 20 feet below full.
The fortune is not as good at Lake Meredith, Lubbock's main water supply. That lake is at its lowest level since 1981, and the water levels continue to plunge.