Severe Drought Lowers Lake Levels In Texas By 4% In June
Searing temperatures and a drought rivaling Texas’ worst on record are taking a toll on lake levels statewide. A June water report found levels in 109 lakes dropped by 4 percent, or more than 358 billion gallons. Three lakes – all in West Texas – are effectively empty.
Only one reservoir, Lake Livingston north of Houston, was full, six fewer than in May, according to the Texas Water Development Board.