Lake Meredith

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8:01 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

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In Panhandle, a Growing Need for a Shallow Lake's Water
Lake Meredith, previously empty, is only 4% full, but those 2.8 billion gallons are enough for the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority to start pumping water from the lake. The authority supplies water to Amarillo, Lubbock, and surrounding areas. The low water means higher sediment levels, which will affect the water's taste and cause higher treatment costs. More from the Amarillo Globe-News.

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Water Conservation
8:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

The current flow of water in Amarillo

The water level at Lake Meredith near Borger, Texas, had dropped below the lake's intake rendering it useless as a water source for cities. Photo taken on Tuesday, Sept., 28, 2012.
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Water is being pumped from Lake Meredith to supplement water wells in Amarillo.  The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority reported recent rains have raised the water level at Lake Meredith from last year’s record low of 26 feet a current level of 43.5 feet according to a recent article from the Amarillo Globe-News.

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8:00 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

What Climate Looks Like in the Texas Panhandle

Photo dates (L-R): June 18, 1990 and June 12, 2011
Credit NASA

NASA provides a bird’s eye view that shows how climate change and increased population has changed some geographic features in Texas.  

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