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Childress makes plans to obtain water for the future

Childress, TX - Like many Panhandle towns, water is a big issue for Childress, but the city is finding ways to prepare for their water needs in the future.

Childress relies heavily on Lake Greenbelt for water but a majority of the lake has dried up after years of drought. This left the city in desperate need to find another water source.

They recently began digging more wells near Clarendon, which is becoming a viable solution for their water needs.

"About half our water is from the aquifer around Clarendon, and that's very important. We're luckier than most. A couple years ago we were within a year of being out of water, so we're in better shape then we were. But we're still not out of the woods," said Mayor Brett Parr.

City officials are still exploring other sources of water rights in the Panhandle and are pursuing state funding so they can secure enough water for their growing city for the next 50 years.
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    Madison Alewel

    Madison anchors the 4, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She joined NewsChannel10 as a reporter in October 2013.

    Madison anchors the 4, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She joined NewsChannel10 as a reporter in October 2013.

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