Water Worries Gone?

Water Worries Gone?

Wichita Falls, TX-

After record setting rain in the month of May, we wanted to know where Texoma towns stand with the drought.

We reached out to a few cities in our viewing area to get a check up on their water situation and many towns are scaling back drought restrictions.

After being under drought restrictions for several years, residents are starting to feel some type of normalcy again.

Tuesday night, Electra city leaders reduced its restrictions from stage five to three.

Electra City Commissioners decision comes after two other Texoma towns, Archer City and Graham voted to lower their drought plans last week.

Archer City voted to go from stage five to stage three. Residents and businesses still have to follow designated hour and days when watering their lawns, but residents can fill up their swimming pools on certain days.

If residents want to wash their vehicles, it must be done at a commercial car wash, dealership or auto shop.

The city purchases untreated water from Wichita Falls and treats it at its own water treatment plant.

The city of Graham also voted to lower its drought restrictions from stage four to stage three. Residents there have to water their lawns at certain times on designated days. Lake Graham is the city's main water supply and is more than 64 percent full.

Bowie's Water Department told Newschannel 6 the city is no longer under drought restrictions and have been that way for about a month.

The city rid restrictions when its main water supply went above pool stage.

City leaders in Henrietta have not made any changes to its drought plans since recent rains showered the area. Officials there tell Newschannel 6 city councilors will likely discuss lifting restrictions at their next city council meeting on June 8.

In Seymour, the City Manager says they will remain under stage 3 restrictions. However, residents may water their yards using a garden hose.


Newschannel 6 also reached out to Vernon and Burkburnett city leaders. No word on if any changes have or will be made to their drought plans. 

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6