Lake Meredith is primary water supplier for much of the South Plains, but its water levels are near an all time low.
This year alone, water levels have dropped more than six feet. With less water in the lake, the concentrations of minerals are much higher. So more well water must be mixed with lake water by the Canadian River Authority and cities like Lubbock.
"We're in the middle of re-working our drought contingency plan right now though," said Kent Satterwhite, of the Canadian River Water Authority. "It doesn't account for the ground water project and several other ideas we have."
The Canadian River Water Authority will meet in October to decide if a drought contingency plan will go into effect. City water restrictions will not likely be put in place until there are restrictions placed on water coming from lake.