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Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

Environmental science majors look to solving water problem

The Wichitan

February 12, 2018

In 2014, our quaint town of Wichita Falls was just the second city in Texas to utilize Direct Potable Reuse – reintroducing waste water into our local water treatment facility. This action was taken in the hopes of providing an answer to a severe drought we were experiencing at that time. The rumo...

Capture the Flag captured by rain

Mercy Yermo

August 24, 2017

As part of Mustangs Roundup, or an extended orientation for incoming freshmen, peer counselors hosted Capture the Flag on Aug. 24 for more than 25 students at the quad. However, the weather had the last say as continuous rain forced the game to be shortened. “Everyone was pretty bummed out when it st...

Record rainfall causes problems for Sikes Lake

Record rainfall causes problems for Sikes Lake

Lane Riggs

September 28, 2015

From May 4 to June 22, Wichita Falls set a record for the amount of rain in May, ending the drought and filling the lakes, but causing some problems as well. Sikes Lake, which runs alongside the school’s Wellness Center, received an influx of silting and formed an “island” in the northern ...

Despite drought, rain annoys students

Despite drought, rain annoys students

Morgan Haire

May 6, 2015

Putting the city over its average monthly rainfall, Wichita Falls received 2.58 inches of rain May 5 - 6 according to National Weather Service. And, although welcome, the rain has put students in a bind with finals approaching. “With living off campus, the rain sometimes is so bad that it’...

City remains in stage 4: drought disaster

Samantha Forester

April 15, 2014

City remains in stage four: drought disaster from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The city of Wichita Falls and surrounding areas are in serious need of rain and have been for the past seven years. The city is under stage four drought restrictions and KAUZ Meteorologist Jake Reed said tighter restrictions are not the on...

Cloud seeding forum reaches small audience

Cloud seeding forum reaches small audience

Ethan Metcalf

April 8, 2014

In an attempt to inform the public on cloud seeding, NewsChannel 6 hosted an informational panel in Shawnee Theatre On April 5. Daniel Nix, city operations manager, and Teresa Rose, deputy director of public works, were joined by Gary Walker, project director of Seeding Operations and Atmospheric Resea...

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