Burn Ban lifted for Erath

Following consistent rainfall in the last week, the Erath County Commissioners Court voted to lift the burn ban for the county.

This followed a temporary 72-hour lift that was ordered by Erath County Judge Tab Thompson Friday morning.

Dublin itself received 3.2 inches of rain in the last week.

Lake Proctor also rose by 3/4 of a foot in the past week after receiving 3.7 inches of rain since Thursday morning.

The lake still remains under a stage 2 drought watch (declared last month by the Brazos River Authority) because those distinctions are based on predictions by the Palmer Drought Severity Index.

Lake Proctor provides surface water to several municipal water districts including Upper Leon. Under BRA’s stage 2 guidelines, water districts are asked to reduce water usage by 10 percent.

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