Combined Reservoirs at 40% Capacity

All Residents Urged to Conserve Water

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –The City of Corpus Christi entered Stage 1 Mandatory Drought Restrictions in mid-June based on the City’s 2018 Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) to conserve the available water supply. The National Weather Service forecasts extreme heat and lack of rain for the summer and early fall.   

As of today, lake levels now have fallen to the 40% mark. Choke Canyon is at 36.1%, and Lake Corpus Christi is at 50.9%, for a combined total of 40%.

The following Stage 1 Drought restrictions continue to be in effect:

  • Residents can use their irrigation system only once a week, on residents’ trash collection days, before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.
  • City crews will prioritize response to repairs and leaks
  • The City will monitor Stage 1 compliance

During Stage 1, commercial car washes and landscape nurseries are not impacted. Residents are encouraged to follow these water-conscious conservation measures:

  • Avoid water run-off on streets and sidewalks
  • Check for water leaks around your home
  • Wash full loads in your laundry and dishwasher

“It is imperative that, as a community, we all do our part to conserve water by adhering to the Stage 1 water restrictions,” Mayor Paulette Guajardo said. “We have shown our resiliency and ability to step up and take care of our precious water reserves during previous droughts, and I know we can do this again. I applaud each of you for doing your part to conserve water.”

“Our Corpus Christi Water team members continue to work around the clock to produce and deliver high-quality water to our Coastal Bend region,” City Manager Peter Zanoni said. “We all need to do our part to conserve water and be mindful of the severe drought that is gripping our water resources. I urge the community to continue following our Stage 1 water use drought restrictions that I enacted a month ago with Mayor Guajardo and City Council's concurrence.”

Residents will be informed of any changes in the Drought Restriction Stages. The City’s goal is to educate citizens on how to conserve water. Residents are urged to encourage one another to help save water in any way possible. A little bit goes a long way.

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About Corpus Christi Water

For 130 years, the City of Corpus Christi has been vital as the water supplier for the region. Our commitment to 500,000 residents across the Coastal Bend is to plan, produce and deliver water that is affordable, drought-proof, sustainable, and reliable.