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“Norman Considers ‘Borrowing’ Water from Del City to Bolster Supply”

Norman: “Hey, can we borrow some of that water you’re not using?” Del City: “Yes. But we may say no next time you ask.”


Norman, Midwest City and Del City rely on Lake Thunderbird for a water supply, supplemented by water wells.
The executive director of the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District, the lake’s governing body, recently sent a letter to each city ordering them to cut back usage from the lake by 10 percent due to low lake levels and a drought that is expected to continue and possibly intensify. Midwest City and Del City do not use the full amount allocated to them each year, but Norman does.

Read more at: newsok.com


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