Friday, August 9, 2013
City of Wichita officials announce that the drought is officially over.
Cheney Lake, the city's primary water source, reached full capacity in the early hours of Thursday.
Capacity at Cheney Lake was 73.6% on July 29 and earlier this year, the lake was as low as 58% capacity.
"On behalf of the city, I'd like to thank our customers for their efforts to conserve water," said Alan King, director of Public Works and Utilities.
Water customers have used 20-percent less water (2.7 billion gallons) this year compared to 2012.
King said the water conservation program will continue despite the drought being officially over.