The unusually wet winter extended into storms and rain that have brought local reservoirs up to capacity. And, finally, the news many residents had been waiting for came from the U.S. Drought Monitor last week: Collin County is drought free.
Due to slightly above average rainfall the past few weeks, lake levels that supply the North Texas Municipal Water District’s (NTMWD) nearly 1.6 million customers with water have risen dramatically. As of Saturday, both Lavon Lake and Lake Jim Chapman... more
The first four months of the year have given the region a bit of a break from years of drought, filling some North Texas lakes above conservation capacity and pushing others to levels that haven’t been seen in at least... more
COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Residents in and around Collin County are being treated to a sight they haven’t seen in years. Lake Lavon is so full, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from the lake to reduce flood risks.
Last summer, McKinney area lake levels plummeted due to high temperatures and little rainfall causing the city to tighten water restrictions at the recommendation of the North Texas Municipal Water District.
North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels and capacities to allow the district to ease watering restrictions earlier than previously planned. Beginning May 1, the NTMWD will terminate all drought stages, and will implement... more
The Tulsa District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be holding a public meeting (open house) on Tuesday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Fannin County Multi-Purpose Complex, FM 87, 700 Texas 56... more
The newly reformed Sierra Club Cross Timbers Group, which serves Denton and Collin counties, will hold a free long-range water planning and conservation panel discussion on March 23 in Frisco. The event will feature speakers from the Sierra Club’s Lone Star... more
A new mobile gaming app featuring wildlife native to Lavon Lake is teaching children to help their parents save water and making it more likely that families will talk about water conservation at home. The North Texas Municipal Water District... more
Exposed lake beds once covered with water crack under the sun as the shoreline retreats farther from where its former position. With an extended drought leaving a noticeable effect on many of the lakes that supply the nearly 1.6 million... more