Recent rains, cooler weather, lower demand, and less evaporation have kept water reserves at a high-enough level to likely forestall usage restrictions in Fort Worth by a few months or longer, a city spokeswoman said Monday.
Water levels are "hovering" at 77 percent, two points above the 75 percent trigger for outside water usage restrictions, Mary Gugliuzza, spokeswoman for the Fort Worth Water Department.
As of late last week, before a Tarrant Regional Water District meeting Friday, officials believed 75 percent was possible in another week or two, Gugliuzza said.
Now, "it could be six or eight weeks or more before we get there," Gugliuzza said. "With any luck, we won’t see (75 percent) at all this year."
Fort Worth implemented water restrictions in August 2011 and lifted them May 4.