Rain comes, but drought conditions still linger in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Rain comes, but drought conditions still linger in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock area has received some rain over the past 48 hours, but the drought conditions have not changed.

Scattered showers dropped as much as one and a half inches on areas south of Lubbock but many residents wont see their lawns turn from brown to green anytime soon.

Water restrictions will remain in place for Lubbock residents since the rain dropped almost no water on the city's water sources which are north of the city.

Lubbock is in stage two of its drought contingency plan and that won't change until the expected opening of the Lake Alan Henry Pipeline in October.

"We're hopeful that by the time we have a ribbon cutting at the Lake Alan Henry Plant that we can lift the water restrictions," said Marsha Reed, the director of public works for the city of Lubbock."We're going to make the recommendation (to lift the ban) and I'm assuming that she will go with it."

This means that October will be the first time that people in Lubbock can water their lawns twice a day.

Those with questions about the restrictions or that want help can call 311 and you will be directed to someone who can assist you.

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