The record rainfall this past Saturday was good for our lake levels. The combined levels for Lake Kickapoo and Lake Arrowhead now sit at 22.2 percent.
The last time lake levels were this high was on September 22nd. The rain gave us another two months of water supply.
Wichita Falls authorities say we still have a long way to go. “Unfortunately, the lakes are so low and the ground is so dry, it's going to take several inches above normal, and normal is 28 inches of rain,” said Daniel Nix.
The last time we were in a drought, it took four months of record rainfall to get lake levels to from a combined 35 percent to a combined 65 percent. Officials say those numbers give them an idea of what is needed to get out of this drought catastrophe.