From Staff Reports

PRESS RELEASE: (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – Effective Jan. 20, Stage 1 Drought Contingency measures are reinstated for the City of Corsicana based on the declining water levels of Navarro Mills Lake. Stage 1, which is characterized by mild water shortage conditions, is triggered when the level of the lake falls below 421.5 feet. The lake is currently at 73.34 percent full. The drought measures that were initiated Sept. 30, 2022, were rescinded Dec. 20, 2022. This reinstates Stage 1 Drought Contingency measures. These measures may be rescinded again, once the elevation of the lake rises above 421.5 feet and remains there for two consecutive weeks.

The city of Corsicana, the only customer that uses the lake, is one of four of TRA’s wholesale raw water customers that have access to the lake.

During Stage 1, the city is asked to utilize alternative water sources, follow its own conservation plan, and promote indoor and outdoor conservation to its retail customers. These measures are designed to help achieve a voluntary five percent reduction in Corsicana’s daily water demand.

The Trinity River Authority will continue to monitor the lake’s levels and support all measures taken by the city to curtail consumption and conserve the existing supply of water stored in Navarro Mills.

Once the conditions that triggered the Stage 1 Drought measures have ceased to exist for a period of 15 consecutive days, the drought measures will be terminated.

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