Attend water forum


Ethan Metcalf

City representatives and members of Seeding Operations and Atmospheric Research, the weather modification company contracted for cloud seeding, will be at MSU this Saturday at 5 p.m. for a forum sponsored by Newschannel 6.

Shawnee Theatre won’t seat 6,000 people unfortunately, but all students should go to the forum. With all the talk of creating as yet undefined Stage 5 drought restrictions to match the worsening condition of the city’s water supply, this could be the chance to ask our representatives what those Stage 5 restrictions will be. Students should be pressing for information too, because the sooner we have an idea of the restrictions, the sooner we can all prepare for them.

Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barham said in a Campus Watch interview by Samantha Forester that with another 100 days of 100 degree temperatures like the summer of 2011, we have sufficient water to see us through mid-2016. That’s only one-and-a-half years of drinkable water.

If the direness of our situation is not already apparent enough, it will be when the athletic teams aren’t allowed to practice on the fields under NCAA regulations, or if resident students are charged for individual usage.