Prayers for Lake
Meredith and the Canadian River Watershed
We are praying for rain to develop over the Canadian
River Watershed in order to replenish Lake Meredith and
therefore the major water supply source for 11 communities
across the South Plains, including Lubbock. This
watershed is a 6,050 square mile target in portions of the
Texas panhandle and areas of northeastern New Mexico.
Here are thirteen options for you to collect important
information about Lake Meredith and the Canadian River
Click here for a map of the
Lake Meredith Watershed area.
This shows the area over which heavy rains impact the
water level of Lake Meredith.
2. Click here for
FAQs about Lake Meredith provided by the Canadian River
Municipal Water Authority.
Click here for USGS real time Lake elevation. The
graph that will appear shows the lake elevation over the
last seven days, including the current reading. The
elevation (altitude) is the measure, not the depth, so to
find the depth, you must subtract 2813 ft to see the current
depth of the lake.
Click here for a Google map of Lake Meredith. you can
zoom in or pan out to see the lake relative to Fritch,
Amarillo and the panhandle of Texas.
Here is a map from www.weather.com showing a 36 hour
precipitation forecast for the U. S. After you look at the
Lake Meredith portion of the watershed above, you can begin
to know where to look in the Texas panhandle and New Mexico
for rain possibilities in the Canadian River Watershed.
6. Below are forecasts for places located within the portion
of the Canadian River Watershed which empties into Lake
Meredith. Click on them to see the forecast for that
Boys Ranch, Texas;
Bard, New Mexico;
Clayton, New Mexico;
Nara Visa, New Mexico
7. These locations are on the edge of the
Watershed. Rainfall here may make its way to
Meredith depending on exactly where it falls:
Tucumcari, New Mexico
here for a precipitation map for the northern Texas
Panhandle. This shows the amount of rainfall received
during the previous 24-hour period from 7:00AM to 7:00AM in
the panhandle of Texas.
Click here to see archival daily reports of
precipitation. (See option #1 to note the
exact location of the Canadian River Watershed to determine
if the rainfall will flow into Lake Meredith.
Here is a TXDOT page of webcams in the Amarillo area.
The two locations (marked VC) on HWY 287 north of Amarillo
are within the Canadian
River Watershed. The camera locations on I-40 and I
-27 are just south of the watershed. Since we can't
look out our window and see if it is raining in the right
area, these cameras help us see what's going on.
here for the KVII 7 News Sky Cam in Amarillo.
(after going to this page, click on the sky cam tab above
the radar image) Remember that most of the rainfall in Amarillo runs into the
Red River Basin, however rainfall north of the city and west
of the northern part of the city flows to Lake Meredith.
The SKY cam may not necessarily be facing the North west but
it also gives a view of the sky and weather surrounding
for MAX Radar image of the Canadian River Watershed region
from KVII 7 Online, Amarillo. By the way, the area
covered by KVII MAX Radar includes the Lubbock area so on
click here and you can check the weather over the Canadian
River Watershed as well as over Lubbock.
Click here to see data on the effects of La Nina on
Texas precipitation. What is
Click here to see data on the effects of El Nino on
Texas precipitation. What is