Corpus Christi Water Supply Impacted by Drought

Access to Water from the Colorado River Under Negotiations

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi has been informed that the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) intends to curtail or suspend the City’s contractual access to water from the Colorado River. This is due to the ongoing drought. Corpus Christi receives 20% of its water from the Colorado River, which is one of four water supply sources for Corpus Christi Water (CCW).

To offset the water suspension, the City will draw more water from Lake Texana, Lake Corpus Christi, and Choke Canyon. This latest development will not affect water quality or service.

Based on reports from the National Weather Service, drought conditions in the region and Colorado River Basin may persist throughout the summer and into the fall.

“As your Mayor, the City Council and I continue to keep water security a top priority,” Mayor Paulette Guajardo said. “This underscores why the region needs a drought-proof water source.”

“Five hundred thousand residents in the South Texas region depend on Corpus Christi for water, and we will keep you informed as the severe drought that continues to grip the State of Texas continues,” City Manager Peter Zanoni said.

The City of Corpus Christi is in discussions with the LCRA to address the current situation. More information will be released when it becomes available.

As always, residents are encouraged to exercise water conservation as often as possible.

Remember: A Litte Bit Still Goes a Long Way.

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