It is one of the many playa lakes we have around Lubbock. They fill up when it rains and floods homes, that is what the new drainage system is suppose to take care of. Lubbock is on basically flat ground with a few of these depressions all over the place. Who knows, could be old buffalo wallows. You know they liked to wallow around in the mud and a few million of them over the centuries would carry off a lot of dirt.
From the hurricane tracker it appears Ike will not make it up here but go to the other side of Dallas. We might get some rain from it if it is as big as they say it is.