BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014
LAWTON — Members of the Lawton City Council say they’re interested in a proposal that could bring needed water from Texas to Oklahoma.
The city’s public works director says Lawton has received less rainfall than average since 2010. Lawton is currently able to use about 53 percent of water from its sources that include Lake Ellsworth and Waurika Lake. The director says without more rain, the city would likely move to a higher stage of water restrictions by September or October.
A local newspaper reports a water proposal was discussed at the council’s special meeting Wednesday.
An engineering company says a water option could be building a pipeline from Texas to Oklahoma. They say some Texas ranchers have