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Do you remember when I posted this. Also, much of this is for my documentation. You don't have to read it all.

http://www.justlabradors.com/forum/index.php/topic,45503.0.html

I have been check Corps of Engineers site because we have still been getting a lot of rain. Almost every day. Yesterday... our lake level showed .5 ft under full and no release. I found that really hard to believe. There is a 2nd lake that has to be full... when I checked it not too long ago... I was only about 5 ft under full with 5cfs release. That lake area has also had a lot of rain. I presume that release has continued at that rate since I checked it a few weeks ago. They have been releasing to keep the lake level low.

TO MY ASTONISHMENT.... after all the rainfall we have had this week, Lake Lavon dropped 4ft last night. :eek: Did I say dropped? YES I DID. FOUR FEET with no release. This morning it's at 487.95.

Rates are increased.... people were having astonishing water usage, including myself, without any signs of water usage or underground leaks.


Okay... here is the big picture that I see.

Wikipedia:
Collin County is the richest county in Texas and is part of the richest 1% of counties in the United States.

North Texas Municipal Water District:
with almost $204 million being spent for construction in our Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Systems.

City of McKinney: McKINNEY, Texas (May 22, 2006)
In addition, residential and irrigation water rates will increase by 25 percent for use over 10,000 gallons per month. The city’s current ordinance allows issuance of citations in Stages 3 and 4 that could cost up to a maximum $2,000 per day fine for violators.

Army Corp of Engineers:

RESERVOIR CONSERVATION POOL FLOOD POOL ELEVATION (feet) RELEASE (cfs)
LAVON 492.0 503.5 487.95 0

JIM CHAPMAN/
COOPER DAM 440.0 446.2 429.72 5

Report released by North Texas Municipal Water District on May 10, 2007:
http://www.ntmwd.com/downloads/Microsoft Word - Water IQ-Rainfall Release-5-10 _EMI-NTMWD FINAL_.pdf

WYLIE, Texas)—The North Texas Municipal Water District service area remains in a Stage 3 Severe Drought
despite recent rainfall, which raised elevations at Lake Lavon but brought little relief to Lake Jim Chapman.

Recent rain has been good for Lake Lavon, which is
at 94 percent capacity with an elevation of 490.65’. Yet rainfall patterns have skirted Lake Jim Chapman, which is
still less than half full. It stands at elevation 430.29', nearly 10 feet below normal.

And our weather forecast for today:



Our weather forecast for the week:



More in depth of the above:

STATUS OF ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
AND OTHER LAKES IN THE FORT WORTH DISTRICT

RESERVOIR CONSERVATION POOL FLOOD POOL ELEVATION (feet) RELEASE (cfs)

RED RIVER BASIN
JIM CHAPMAN/COOPER DAM 440.0 446.2 429.72 5
WRIGHT PATMAN 220.6 259.5 227.24 115
BOB SANDLIN 337.5 ----- 329.79 0
LAKE O' THE PINES 228.5 249.5 229.47 25
CADDO 168.5 ----- 168.97 1504
NECHES RIVER BASIN
PALESTINE 345.0 ---- 345.54
SAM RAYBURN 164.4 173.0 164.24 4185
B.A. STEINHAGEN 81.0 83.0 59.91 7350
TRINITY RIVER BASIN
BRIDGEPORT 836.0 ----- 830.40 0
EAGLE MOUNTAIN 649.0 ----- 649.94 354
LAKE WORTH 594.0 ----- 594.52 0
BENBROOK 694.0 710.0 694.57 0
JOE POOL 522.0 536.0 522.32 5
MOUNTAIN CREEK 457.0 ----- 457.56 0
RAY ROBERTS 632.5 640.5 628.17 26
LEWISVILLE 522.0 532.0 522.32 175
GRAPEVINE 535.0 560.0 535.15 134
LAVON 492.0 503.5 487.95 0
RAY HUBBARD 435.5 ----- 435.58 0
CEDAR CREEK 322.0 ----- 322.02 0
NAVARRO MILLS 424.5 443.0 427.22 106
BARDWELL 421.0 439.0 421.53 0
RICHLAND CHAMBERS 315.0 ----- 315.10 928
BRAZOS RIVER BASIN
POSSUM KINGDOM 1000.0 ----- 999.05 1517
GRANBURY 693.0 ----- 692.71 1109
WHITNEY 533.0 571.0 535.25 4399
AQUILLA 537.5 556.0 538.74 6
WACO 462.0 500.0 471.73 2106
PROCTOR 1162.0 1197.0 1163.33 194
BELTON 594.0 631.0 601.43 50
STILLHOUSE 622.0 666.0 641.04 1
GEORGETOWN 791.0 834.0 796.23 134
GRANGER 504.0 528.0 505.68 314
SOMERVILLE 238.0 258.0 238.78 2
LIMESTONE 363.0 ----- 363.38 1836
COLORADO RIVER BASIN
TWIN BUTTES 1940.2 1969.1 1914.73 0
O C FISHER 1908.0 1938.5 1867.39 1
HORDS CREEK 1900.0 1920.0 1894.31 1
BUCHANAN 1020.5 ------ 1013.21
MARSHALL FORD 681.0 714.0 680.26 0
GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN
CANYON 909.0 943.0 914.32 600

Wikipedia:
Collin County is the richest county in Texas and is part of the richest 1% of counties in the United States. The county includes such wealthy neighborhoods as Starwood, Willow Bend, Stonebriar, Eldorado, Lakeside, Glen Eagles, Whiffletree, Stonebridge Ranch, Deerfield, Russell Creek, Shoal Creek, King's Cross, King's Ridge, Montgomery Farm, Twin Creeks, Preston Lakes, Chapel Creek, Craig Ranch, and Country Club Ridge.

North Texas Municipal Water District: (manages the water)
http://www.ntmwd.com/

The implementation of numerous expansion plans for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) continued during Fiscal Year 2004-2005, with almost $204 million being spent for construction in our Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Systems. Land was acquired for the East Fork Reuse Project which will initially provide 81,400 acre-feet per year of raw water to boost NTMWD’s resources for North Texas. The raw water ultimately supplied by the East Fork Reuse Project is equivalent to the amount of that supplied by Lavon Lake.

The NTMWD continues to move forward with the permit, design and construction of this project to meet the needs of the region served as a result of the continuing growth and the recent drought conditions.

To increase raw water resources, interim supplies have been secured through a partnership with the Sabine River Authority (SRA). The NTMWD has contracted with SRA for the sale of 40,000 – 70,000 acre-feet per year of raw water from Lake Tawakoni. An additional 10,081 acre-feet per year, with permanent contracted rights, has also been secured through the agreement from the City of Terrell.

Emphasis was even greater on water conservation during this period, based on drought conditions which began in February 2005 and is expected to continue beyond the end of the current fiscal year ending September 2005.

The NTMWD’s emergency plans were tested—and passed with high marks—when a major water transmission line ruptured, impacting the northern part of the NTMWD’s service area. The line was repaired quickly, and our customers saw firsthand our ability to manage—and continue to serve—under challenging conditions.

The capital expansion projects which we are undertaking are strong components of the Region C Water Plan and are proof of our ability to construct additional treatment and delivery systems and to continue to manage our existing resources efficiently. We are very proud of the fact, that as we continue to improve the infrastructure needs of our region, the NTMWD is able to do so without levying even a penny in taxes.

While we reflect on NTMWD’s accomplishments set out in our annual report, we emphasize to all, that the District is not only providing the water, wastewater, and solid waste services needed for today, but the District, through forward planning efforts, strives to meet the growth of tomorrow.

Jim Parks
Executive Director



Report released by North Texas Municipal Water District on May 10, 2007:

http://www.ntmwd.com/downloads/Microsoft Word - Water IQ-Rainfall Release-5-10 _EMI-NTMWD FINAL_.pdf


City of McKinney report:http://www2.mckinneytexas.org/newsItems.asp?nomenu=1&did=1011|Press+Releases&aid=144&id=770

Press Release
For Immediate Release

For More Information, Please Call:
Steve Hill
Communications and Media Manager
972-547-7525

City Moves to Drought Stage 3 on June 1


McKINNEY, Texas (May 22, 2006) – The McKinney City Council today adopted a resolution adopting Stage 3 Drought Contingency policies. Council also adopted an ordinance supporting temporary drought surcharge rates.

Due to continuing drought conditions and the continued increase in water usage for the first quarter of the 2006 calendar year, the North Texas Municipal Water District informed the City of McKinney that it will institute Stage 3 of the NTMWD Drought Contingency Plan on June 1.

Under the Stage 3 regulations, outdoor watering will not be allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and customers will be able to use sprinkler systems and irrigation systems only once a week (on trash days). Customers will have to stop hosing paved areas, buildings and windows, using ornamental fountains and using a hose to wash vehicles. Watering with a handheld hose or soaker hose is allowed – except for between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

In addition, residential and irrigation water rates will increase by 25 percent for use over 10,000 gallons per month. The city’s current ordinance allows issuance of citations in Stages 3 and 4 that could cost up to a maximum $2,000 per day fine for violators.

The City of McKinney plans to work toward a 50 percent decrease in its park and median irrigation.

"McKinney will follow North Texas Municipal Water District guidelines and will do its part to help use our water wisely during this persistent drought," said City Manager Larry Robinson. "The surcharge is not designed to generate revenue, but as an incentive to be smart about water use this summer."

The city will send information to residents and businesses and will update water-related communications through the city's Web sites (www.mckinneytexas.org and www.mckinneyinfo.com), e-newsletters and printed publications. In addition, a dedicated phone line will be established that will provide current information and allow residents to report violators. Residents may also visit www.wateriq.org for water-saving tips.
 
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It ceretainly does look strange. Do you know how often the take measurements and post them? If they are reflecting weekly measurements or only post levels at certain times, that might account for the sudden drop.
 

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2LabsInNEPA said:
It ceretainly does look strange. Do you know how often the take measurements and post them? If they are reflecting weekly measurements or only post levels at certain times, that might account for the sudden drop.
Daily.

Here is the site.

http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/reports/fish.htm

Last night it said the level was at 491.something.
 

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Lavon, our reservoir is in the Trinity River Basin.
Cooper/Chapman is in the Red River Basin.

If you look at the lake surrounding, they are either at capacity or close to.

Those that are below... you can look at their release at the dam. That is in cubic foot per SECOND.

These lakes are not 100's of miles away. Charla is in Little Elm. 5 minute from Lake Lewisville.
She lives about 20 - 25 miles from me. I am in McKinney. Our water comes from Lake Lavon. It is the large lake to the right of McKinney shown on the map. You can see where this doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

 

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The release at Lake Lewisville is astonishing.

LEWISVILLE 522.0 532.0 522.38 175 cubic feet per second.

Well... the North Texas Municiple Water District doesn't have any say in what Lewisville does. That's HOW.
 

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Texas divided it's water regions. Lavon is in region C, as is Lewisville, but they divided up region C to the following.

The five major water providers in Region C (City of Dallas, Tarrant Regional Water District,
North Texas Municipal Water District, City of Fort Worth, and Trinity River Authority)
provided over 903,000 acre- feet of water in 1996 (80% of the total provided in the region). They
have 74% of the 2050 water supply currently available to the region.


Regions: http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/rwpg/main-docs/regional-plans-index.htm

Region Executive Summary
(PDF) (1) Official Plan Files from TWDB Web site (2) PDF versions (3)
(A) Panhandle
Executive Summary (46 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(B) Region B
Executive Summary (137 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(C) Region C
Executive Summary (106 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(D) North East Texas
Executive Summary (183 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(E) Far West Texas
Executive Summary (63 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(F) Region F
Executive Summary (61 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(G) Brazos G
Executive Summary (723 KB)

Executive Summary Tables (49 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(H) Region H
Executive Summary (503 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(I) East Texas
Executive Summary (52 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(J) Plateau
Executive Summary (39 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(K) Lower Colorado
Executive Summary (347 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(L) South Central Texas
Executive Summary (2,010 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(M) Rio Grande
Executive Summary (347 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(N) Coastal Bend
Executive Summary (1,280 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(O) Llano Estacado
Executive Summary (181 KB)
Plan files
PDF

(P) Lavaca



http://www.cityofdenton.com/pages/mygovenvironmentalwaterfuturesupply.cfm

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/rwp/C/PDFs/C_Executive Summary.pdf
 

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Okay... here is the deal. This is a case of ROBIN HOOD WITH THE WATER.

YES... considering the growth, we will need more reservoirs. We WILL run out of water in this area if something is not done.

HOWEVER, there is a small group paying for the new reservoirs... those of us that live in the NTMWD. Yeh... maybe there are some rich folks here, but not all of us. And we are not using the water amounts they said we were... and then charging us the 25% penalty as was showing on bills last summer.

I cannot find yet where Mesquite, another city in the NTMWD is paying increased rates. Mesquite does not quite hold as much of the affluent population.

So you see... it's all starting to make sense. It's RobinHood. They are continuing to keep us in stage 3 so that they can charge the increased rates. The rates are imposed by each city. They are releasing the 2nd lake to keep it under a level that will allow the cities, thus the NTMWD (by one tiny clause) to charge increased rates to finance the new projects.
 

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There have to be a lot of people in your area that are just as mad as you are, maybe it's time to organize. You can't get changes in bureaucratic systems without a large number of voices.
 

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I am still trying to figure out where McKinney is involved here.... this is what I found.


wow... I just found where the city of Mckinney...

between 2006 - 2010, they are spending 77.4 million on water. This is almost 1/4 of all appropriations. I think I worded that right.

file:///D:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/Desktop/306,3,2006-2010 CIP Project Categories

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http://www.twca.org/waterday/2006/twd06-02-USACE.pdf

there is a graph on pg 2

I am interested in the Upper Trinity River Basin, which is at the bottom of the graph.

I don't have a good understanding of this stuff. I need elementary terms here.


I am trying to figure out where the Army Corp of Engineers is getting it's funding for the water project.
 

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There have to be a lot of people in your area that are just as mad as you are, maybe it's time to organize. You can't get changes in bureaucratic systems without a large number of voices.
Totally second this. There is definitely something going on there Shanna, you are on to something.
 

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Here is the project that the Army Corp of Engineers have under way now. I need to know where the funding is coming from.


http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/pubdata/notices/lavonpipeline/PDF/EADocument.pdf
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ACTION
To provide water supply to meet the near future demand in the service area, an East Fork Reuse
Project has been developed. Planned to begin in 2006, reclaimed water originating from
NTMWD sources that are discharged into the East Fork of the Trinity River would be diverted
from the river near Crandall in Kaufman County and pumped to a large constructed wetland for
nutrient removal and water quality polishing. After passage through the constructed wetland,
water would be pumped to Lake Lavon for storage, blending, and water supply use. After
project completion in 2008, the East Fork Reuse Project would provide a supply of 81,400 acrefeet
per year (ac-ft/yr) by 2010, 96,400 ac-ft/yr by 2020, and 102,000 ac-ft/yr by 2030.
1-2
To accomplish the above, the East Fork Reuse Project would require an East Fork Trinity River
diversion structure and pump station, a constructed wetland with plant nurseries and a nature
center, a conveyance pump station and pipeline, and a lake outfall.
The constructed wetland would be located on Seagoville Ranch in Kaufman County within a
leveed area adjacent to the East Fork of the Trinity River. All referenced figures in this report
are included in Appendix A. Figure 1 shows the location of the river diversion structure and
pump station, constructed wetland, and conveyance pump station in Kaufman County near the
City of Crandall. Figure 2 shows the location of approximately 43 miles of 84-inch pipeline that
would be constructed to carry water northward through Kaufman, Rockwall, and Collin Counties
to a lake outfall at Lake Lavon.
 

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Does THIS mean that this is who is finding the funding?

SPONSORING ENTITY

The sponsoring entity for this project is the North Texas Municipal Water District. The
NTMWD can be contacted at the following address and telephone number:

North Texas Municipal Water District
505 East Brown Street
P.O. Box 2408

Wylie, Texas 75098
Telephone: (972) 442-5405
Fax: (972) 442-5405
Contact: James M. (Jim) Parks, Executive Director
T
he NTMWD has secured the professional services of Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (APAI).
Questions concerning the content of this EA may be directed to APAI at the following address
and telephone numbers:

Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
7524 Mosier View Court
Fort Worth, Texas 76118
Telephone: 817-806-1700
Fax: 817-589-0072
Contact: Ms. Loretta Mokry

This document is required by NEPA and subsequent regulations promulgated by CEQ.
Questions concerning compliance with NEPA and regulatory issues may be directed to the
USACE at the following address and telephone numbers:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Resources Division
819 Taylor Street, Room 3A14
Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300
Telephone: (817) 886-1716
Fax: (817) 886-6499
Contact: Jeff Tripe
 

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We were supposedly in drought April 2005, but Lavon was releasing at 100 cfs.

FORT WORTH DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS
RESERVOIR REPORT FOR MONDAY 04APR2005

RESERVOIR ELEVATION MEAN MEAN DAILY RELEASES RAIN EVAP 0800 POOL
0800 INFLOW TURBINE PUMP OTHER RELEASE OCCUPIED
FT-NGVD DSF DSF MGD DSF INCHES CFS % A-F


RED RIVER BASIN

Cooper 438.65 134 -- 81.615 5 0.00 .38 5 91 C 247492
Wright Patm 225.54 3232 -- 38.640 527 0.00 .22 528 4 F 109674
Bob Sandlin 337.47 9 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 100 C 201866
Lake O Pine 228.90 136 -- -- 25 0.00 -- 25 1 F 7281
Caddo 169.16 2120 -- -- 2095 0.00 -- 2032 7 S 17819


NECHES RIVER BASIN

Sam Rayburn 165.08 963 6211 -- 0 0.00 .20 8784 7 F 78528
B.A. Steinh 82.26 9529 1198 -- 7176 0.00 .21 7202 89 C 59134


TRINITY RIVER BASIN

Bridgeport 834.76 15 -- -- 0 0.00 -- 0 96 C 354523
Eagle Mount 648.98 2038 -- 42.900 0 0.00 -- 0 84 C 157730
Lake Worth 593.36 73 -- 55.400 0 0.00 -- 0 94 C 34521
Benbrook 694.68 169 -- 77.658 6 0.00 .42 6 1 F 2485
Joe Pool 522.00 -16 -- 3.420 419 0.00 .25 419 100 C 142875
Mountain Ck 457.46 378 -- -- 344 -- -- 786 -- S 1283
Ray Roberts 632.57 -139 0 4.065 23 -- -- 23 1 F 1762
Lewisville 521.99 58 523 27.064 582 0.00 -- 906 100 C 598135
Grapevine 535.04 -60 -- -- 433 0.00 .35 300 0 F 275
Lavon 491.96 315 -- 210.761 772 0.00 .31 772 100 C 442991
Ray Hubbard 435.51 880 -- 36.000 750 0.00 -- 750 100 S 489926
Cedar Creek 322.02 -53 -- 0.000 0 0.00 -- 0 -- S 357
Navarro Mil 424.68 55 -- 7.652 102 0.00 .32 102 1 F 863
Bardwell 421.02 38 -- 3.269 45 0.00 .23 0 0 F 31
Richland Cr 315.08 616 -- 0.000 5 0.00 -- 5 -- S 3135


BRAZOS RIVER BASIN

Possum King 997.09 644 407 -- 90 0.00 .34 3007 89 C 393385
Granbury 692.39 439 -- 0.033 569 0.00 .33 569 96 C 130928
Whitney 531.12 911 260 -- 25 0.00 .29 25 83 C 204919
Aquilla 537.95 -19 -- -- 312 -- -- 312 2 F 1463
Waco 462.17 626 -- 26.542 1119 0.00 .34 1118 0 F 1467
Proctor 1163.77 314 -- -- 539 0.00 .40 534 3 F 8510
Belton 594.22 1249 -- 27.595 375 -- -- 375 0 F 2732
Stillhouse 622.04 554 -- -- 773 0.00 .24 773 0 F 257
Georgetown 791.02 103 -- 14.374 62 0.00 .16 0 0 F 26
Granger 504.60 498 -- 1.813 327 0.00 .32 327 1 F 2520
Somerville 238.09 402 -- 3.817 940 0.00 .31 940 0 F 918
Limestone 362.86 -100 -- -- 5 0.00 .25 6 99 C 186973


COLORADO RIVER BASIN

Twin Buttes 1911.25 59 -- -- 0 0.00 .35 0 20 C 35049
O.C. Fisher 1866.34 8 -- 0.000 1 -- -- 1 20 D 7336
O.H. Ivie 1536.88 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 57 C 318473
Hords Creek 1900.59 17 -- 0.000 20 0.00 .56 19 2 F 297
Buchanan 1019.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 96 C 809699
Marshall Fo 681.11 2032 3519 -- 0 0.00 .28 0 0 F 2086

GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN

Canyon 909.07 817 600 -- 0 0.00 .22 561 0 F 499

Pumpage below dam (MGD): Grapevine 2.492, Proctor 2.166 and
Belton 10.948. Total outflow includes this and pumpage tabulated.
Preliminary data--Inflow not adjusted for wind effect, etc.


D = Sediment Pool
C = Conservation Pool
F = Flood Pool
S = Surcharge Pool
nr = Not reported today
 

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That is odd. I think you're on to something too.
 

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..... and one month later... this goes into effect... the "new" guidelines for drought... and allowing them to upcharge for "over usage". Funny.. We were in Stage 2, but full is 492. We were a fraction of a foot from full on the same day this ammendment was made.

FORT WORTH DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS
RESERVOIR REPORT FOR TUESDAY 17MAY2005

RESERVOIR ELEVATION MEAN MEAN DAILY RELEASES RAIN EVAP 0800 POOL
0800 INFLOW TURBINE PUMP OTHER RELEASE OCCUPIED


Lavon 491.67 200 -- 292.328 0 0.00 .25 0 98 C 436834

CITY OF McKINNEY, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, TEXAS, AMENDING THE DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 2002-02-005, AND CODIFIED IN CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE V OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY; ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR THE INITIATION AND TERMINIATION OF DROUGHT AND SYSTEM LIMITATION RESPONSE STAGES; ESTABLISHING RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN WATER USES; ESTABLISHING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF AND PROVISIONS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THESE RESTRICTIONS; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING VARIANCES; AND PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE.


WHEREAS, the City of McKinney, Texas recognizes that the amount of water available to the City and its water utility customers is limited and subject to depletion during periods of extended drought;

WHEREAS, the City recognizes that natural limitations due to drought conditions and other acts of God cannot guarantee an uninterrupted water supply for all purposes;

WHEREAS, Section 11.1272 of the Texas Water Code and applicable rules of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality require all public water supply systems in Texas to prepare a drought contingency plan;

WHEREAS, an amended drought contingency plan was adopted by the City in February of 2002, and codified as Article V of Chapter 31 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of McKinney;

WHEREAS, certain amendments to the previously adopted drought contingency plan previously adopted are necessary to fully comply with the rules adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the North Texas Municipal Water District’s Model Drought Contingency Plan; and

WHEREAS, as authorized under law, and in the best interest of the citizens of the City of McKinney, Texas, the City Council deems it expedient and necessary to establish certain rules and policies for the orderly and efficient management of limited water supplies during drought and other supply emergencies;


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, TEXAS:


SECTION 1.

That the City of McKinney, Texas Drought Contingency Plan attached hereto as Exhibit ‘A” and made part hereof for all purposes be, and the same is hereby, adopted as the official policy of the City.

SECTION 2.

That all ordinances that are in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance be, and the same are hereby, repealed and all other ordinances of the City not in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3.

Should any paragraph, sentence, subdivision, clause, phrase, or section of this ordinance be adjudged or held to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of this ordinance as a whole or any part or provision thereof, other than the part so declared to be invalid, illegal or unconstitutional.

SECTION 4.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage and the publication of the caption, as the law in such cases provides.


DULY PASSED BY THE CITY OF MCKINNEY, TEXAS, ON THE 17th DAY OF MAY, 2005.
 

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Sounds like something from a movie plot! Seriously! Suburban housewife uncovers corruption in water district beurocracy and finds herself the target of assassination attempts! Be very careful, dear!
 

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:laugh: *looking over shoulder*

NAH... I won't remember any of this tomorrow. It's just my research for the day. :laugh:
 
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