All of us in Amarillo, Texas remember the flooding that took place last year after the deluge of rain we were hit with at the beginning of the summer. As spring makes its way to summer in the Texas panhandle, there's no doubt that many of us will be wondering if we'll see a repeat. The City of Amarillo is taking steps to keep us all informed as we navigate storm season in 2024.

What Is The City Of Amarillo Doing About The Playa Lakes In 2024?

Recently, the City of Amarillo posted on social media the addition of a weekly report on their website about the playa lakes. The report gives information on projects that are being worked on or planned, how full the lakes are, and whether or not the pumps are on. You can see the report at this link.

Currently, there are a couple of repair projects in the works, among several other projects. Issues were discovered at Lawrence Lake, and steps are being taken to complete the repairs as quickly as possible.

Last week it was all about getting the needed materials, this week is all about the fabrication of the parts, next week is working on pump station one, and the following week is working on pump station two.

What Are The Current Levels Of Amarillo's Playa Lakes?

The weekly reports lists the current levels as follows:

  • McDonald - 40% Full (Pumps On)
  • Lawrence - 35% Full (Pumps Off)
  • Tee Anchor - 35% Full (Pumps On)
  • Bennett - 40% Full (Pumps Off)
  • Martin - 40% Full (Pumps On)

That is as of 9 AM this morning (4/15/24). Fingers crossed that the projects planned to help ease the flooding issues part of the city has suffered are completed sooner rather than later.

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