No Water Shortage in Dallas

No Water Shortage in Dallas

The threatened water shortage in Dallas, Tex., has been averted by timely rains, which have increased the water supply of Elm Fork so that it has not yet been necessary for the city to touch the water impounded at White Rock. With three dams across that stream, an abundant supply of water is obtainable as long as seasonable rains fall. Mayor Lawther said he understood that there was approximately a year’s supply at White Rock. “The way we have been getting our water has been like living from hand to mouth,” Water Commissioner A. C. Cason said. “Carrying the figure out, we have been doing that while we have been increasing our bank deposits, the water at White Rock. It will now take a considerable dry spell to force us to draw on our reserve in White Rock. In my opinion, we have considerably more than a year’s supply stored away. There is no danger of a water shortage at the present. Even if we should be forced to use some of the water out of the White Rock reservoir, any rains that might come would not only enable us to draw from Elm Fork again, but would also put back into White Rock an equivalent to or more than that used.”

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