Locking in the Water


Published 06/26 2014 03:22PM

Updated 06/26 2014 03:24PM

(KFDX)  Extreme drought has the city leaders in Wichita Falls, Texas considering extreme measures.

The town council will vote next week on coating local lakes with an anti-evaporation powder.

Public Works Director Russell Schreiber says they are close to exhausting almost all their water management strategies, so trying something never tried on such a large scale may be worth the chance to make every drop count.

Lake Arrowhead could soon be covered with a biodegradable lime based powder that turns to a coating in an effort to slow the loss of water into thin air by evaporation.

"It's gonna look like lime that you chalk a baseball field with," says Schreiber. 

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