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Area lakes drop slightly

Wichita Falls Times Record News

Date: 2/17/2015 10:16:00 AM

Lake Kemp, which can become a backup source, was at 27.2 percent, same as a week earlier. After a small chance of light rain Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts the region will have its next chance for precipitation Friday through Monday

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Area lakes stay steady

Wichita Falls Times Record News

Date: 12/15/2014 12:13:00 PM

Because of low lake levels, Wichita Falls water customers remain under Stage 5 Drought Catastrophe usage restrictions. Lake Kemp, which city leaders are considering using again as an alternate water supply, was at 27.1 percent Monday, up slightly from 27

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Alabama Bass Trail and BoatUS Team Up for Towing

News 8 KFMB

Date: 12/3/2014 1:01:00 AM

The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Weiss Lake and Lake Martin

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Lake levels drop to new historic low

Wichita Falls Times Record News

Date: 11/17/2014 9:13:00 AM

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows all of Wichita County in an Exceptional Drought, the worst category. Lake Kemp, which can augment the city’s supply, was at 23.2 percent of capacity compared to 23.3 percent a week earlier. As of Monday morning

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Drought has negative effect on other businesses

Wichita Falls Times Record News

Date: 10/23/2014 1:18:00 AM

Agriculture was the first to take a hit when farmers and ranchers could no longer pull from Lake Kemp for irrigation. Nurseries like Smith's Garden Town began feeling the pinch when the city began whispering of possibly ending all outdoor watering before

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• River: Red River
• Surface Area: 15,590 Acres
• Volume: 245,434 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,086 Square Miles
• Maximum Depth: 53 feet
Lake Kemp is located on the Wichita River north of Seymour, off US 183.


RESERVOIR CONTROLLING AUTHORITY

City of Wichita Falls
1300 7th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
(940) 761-7477


Seven boat ramps can be reached from three toll gates around the lake. Gate entrance fees are $15 per person for a 3-day pass or $500 for an annual pass. Most ramps are not functional when the lake is three feet or more below normal elevation. The ramp at Moonshine gate is the best, usable at lower levels than the other ramps. All lake roads are unpaved, and no camping facilities are available. "Lake Kemp, Texas", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Jun-18-2014


This information courtesy of "Lake Kemp", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Jun-18-2014
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