Mowing canals during drought

Installation of concrete pipe for drainage

Adding bentonite (drilling mud) to control seepage

Sock pipe installation in City VIew area

Dredging the South side canal

Pipeline Installation

Pipeline Installation

Wichita County Water Improvement Districts No. 1 and 2 played a major role in the agricultural development of Wichita County. By 1900, Joseph Kemp, whose business activities were vital for the growth of Wichita Falls, developed plans for irrigation, leading to the construction of Lake Wichita. By 1913, Kemp and his brother-in-law Frank Kell, filed a plat for irrigation subdivisions. They envisioned agriculture becoming the backbone of Wichita County’s economy when the oil boom ended. (Learn More)