Judge’s Striking Admission Reveals City’s Efforts to Keep Water Flowing Amidst Historic Drought

Wichita Falls, Texas – City Manager Darron Leiker’s surprising admission and the city’s valiant efforts to combat a historic drought from 2010 to 2015 have potentially played a crucial role in a judge’s recommendation to reject the city’s application to construct Lake Ringgold. On December 21, Administrative Law Judge Christiaan Siano advised the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to deny Wichita Falls’ request for building the reservoir in Clay County. In his assessment, Siano referenced an email Leiker sent to City Council members in January 2019, wherein he acknowledged that the proposed Lake Ringgold’s … Read more