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Boat launch fees and permits waived at Lake Meredith

Michael Schumacher
Amarillo Globe News
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

In a story from Amarillo Globe News reporter Kevin Welch, fees and permits for Lake Meredith are to be waived for the next three years as of April 1st 2015.

According to a news release from the National Park Service; the fees, which were established decades ago for maintenance costs, are no longer necessary due to upgrades and decreased visitation due to drought conditions.

The Texas Panhandle remains under drought conditions with the exception of the far Southwest which is rated as Abnormally Dry according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The majority of the Texas Panhandle is rated as in Severe Drought with a section of Extreme conditions at the top of the lake.