We are experiencing one of the worst droughts in many years. According to an article in the Texas Neighbors magazine, it is the third worst in Texas history. It is very evident to all of us here in Ivanhoe when we see our lakes receding at a very rapid rate. Due to the conditions we are experiencing we closed Galahad Lake to motorized boats (includes trolling motors) on July 1st. It is a necessary precaution to prevent damage to the dam. We have also asked those residents who currently pump water from our lakes to water lawns to please discontinue until we get some rain.