Lake Waurika remains low despite recent rain

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

WAURIKA, Okla. (AP) - Officials in southwestern Oklahoma say that despite recent rains - the water level at Lake Waurika remains extremely low and water use restrictions remain in place for a half dozen towns that draw drinking water from the lake.

The lake currently is 938 feet above sea level, seven feet lower than the previous low of 945 feet recorded in October of 2006. Its record high was 964 feet recorded in June 2007.

Official say it would take 3.5 inches of rain across the entire 562 square miles of the lake to fully fill the lake.

Lawton, Walters, Temple, Duncan, Comanche and Waurika draw water from the lake. Conservation measures that are in place include limiting outdoor watering to every other day and only between midnight and 9 a.m.

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