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Locking in the Water

Extreme drought has Wichita Falls considering coating area lakes with special powder to reduce evaporation.
(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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