Area cities in the Panhandle are being warned they need a contingency plan for combatting the current drought.
The general manager for the Canadian Water Municipal Water Authority says they would continue to use a majority of ground water if the Lake McKenzie water level drops 14 more feet.
Charla Nolen, of the Lake McKenzie Municipal Water Authority advises that Panhandle cities, especially the larger ones, should be worrying about a back up plan, and how they’re going to get water if the current trend continues
Nolen says some of the cities east of I-27 could put in a contingency plan on how much water people can use in this scenario.
Lake Meredith’s Superintendent says the drought dropping lake levels this year could also have an impact on recreational use