West Texas lakes almost tapped out

The Eagle-'There is more risk involved with reservoirs the further west you go,' said Ken Rainwater, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Texas Tech.

Lake Alan Henry lost roughly 4 billion gallons of water to evaporation in 2011 before the city of Lubbock took a drop.

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"There is more risk involved with reservoirs the further west you go," said Ken Rainwater, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Texas Tech.

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