West Texas City Leaders to Meet Regarding Water Resources

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

West Texas city leaders to meet this week to talk about our most precious resource, water.

Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan called for the meeting.

That's after the Colorado River Municipal Water District announced they're cutting back 10 percent of the water it sends to several West Texas cities.

It's all because we haven't had any rain and the reservoirs are shrinking.

With the summer approaching, water usage and evaporation won't help the situation in this drought.

The healthiest reservoir, Lake Ivie, is only at about a third capacity.

Some of the other reservoirs are as low as five percent or less.