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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