If you've taken a look at the playa lakes in Lubbock, you already have a pretty sense of what West Texas lake levels are like. As of Tuesday morning we can put some official numbers on it.
Lubbock is officially 8.29 inches below normal for rainfall this year. Officially, that's not the worst drought on record but it's well on its way to becoming the worst.
To what used to be the main water supply to Lubbock, Lake Meredith. Lubbock and other west Texas cities have not been able to get any water from the since early January.
A June water report from the State of Texas finds that lake levels have dropped 4% from May to late June.
109 lakes in that report have lost a combined 358 billion gallons of water during the time in question.