The City of Corpus Christi announced Thursday that the combined lake levels of Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon have fallen below 50-percent, which means the City is now under Stage 1 voluntary water restrictions.

This is according to the revised Drought Contingency Plan approved by City Council in May.

Voluntary measures include:

  • Using sprinkler system once per week.
  • Avoid using the sprinkler system to water between 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Hand watering and drip irrigation are allowed at any time.
  • Use a bucket to prevent unnecessary runoff while washing vehicles.
  • No restrictions on purposes necessary for public health and safety.
  • You may use water to maintain building foundations, the City recommends drip irrigation or hand-held hoses.
  • Restaurants, serve water only upon request.

The drought contingency plan was revised so the City could respond proactively to droughts as they occur. Stage 1 was modified from always being in effect to being activated when combined lake levels drop below 50-percent.

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