With rain in the forecast, the city of Wichita Falls could be taken out of Stage 3 Drought Emergency in the coming days.
Once the combined lake levels of Kickapoo and Arrowhead are above 40%, the city could technically be moved back to Stage 2.
As of Tuesday, Feb. 19th, the combined lake level was at 39.9%. However, city officials are holding off on dropping the drought restrictions.
"If we were to do that, with this time of year, we'd just be bouncing back between Stage 2 and Stage 3 restrictions, and that's just going to confuse everyone," said Director of Public Works Russell Schreiber.