The amount of water being pumped out of Lake Meredith this summer is going to see an increase.
On Monday, the Canadian River Municipal Water Authorityâ€™s board of directors took a unanimous vote to increase the amount of water being pumped out of the lake. The total amount will increase from 5,000 to 6,300 acre-feet. An acre-foot of water amounts to over 325,000 gallons.
As of Thursday, July 21, 2011, Hutchinson County has had a total of 27 days that temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said there have been technical difficulties with the emergency communication because of the heat. Officials have to work extra hard in making sure everything technical is properly cooled down.
Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.), a local family and childrenâ€™s charity, donated $1,000 to the Downtown Merchants Association for its upcoming school supply drive on Aug. 11. Presenting the check for Hutchinson County Cares (H2C, Inc.) is Jim Bridwell, Nita Crabtree, and Jerri Aylor. Accepting the check is Mike Scales, Amy Fernandez, Darla Brown, Charlene Flanagan, and Brenda Adams.
PHOTO BY DON RICE