Put away that sprinkler

In case they didn’t make it clear the first time, the city has sent out a brochure linking back to their water-consumption site — and it’s a neat trick, putting a link in a brochure, n’est-ce pas? — saying straight out that watering restrictions are never, ever going away.

What they’re not saying, at least for now, is the actual aggregate lake level, which is presumably over 50 percent or we’d be in Stage 2 (two days a week instead of three or four). Canton Lake, tapped during the dry winter, is not much over 20 percent, though the local reservoirs are, um, flush for the moment, what with rains out the wazoo of late.

Oh, and I went to okc.gov to see if there was any supplemental information to be had. There wasn’t, but there was this tornado-related announcement that struck me as a trifle, um, insensitive: “Call 297-1030 if your home was destroyed.” (This is the newly-minted Storm Debris Line, and rather a lot of folks have rather more storm debris than they’d like.) At least it’s not on the radio.


  1. fillyjonk »

    6 June 2013 · 10:54 am

    I’d be willing to bet there’d be people happy to sell the city some of their excess….

    The soil (and the atmosphere) is distinctly squishy down here right now.

  2. Mark Alger »

    8 June 2013 · 7:44 am

    But, of course, they won’t do the one thing that would automatically govern supply and demand without the need for draconian government controls. They will NEVER allow the price of the commodity to float to market levels.


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