WICHITA FALLS, Texas (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.