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Cities Losing Money With Drought & Watering Restrictions

North Texas cities are trying to figure out how to deal with a costly side effect of the drought. Some are losing millions of dollars because of water restrictions.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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Drought Has North Texas Golf Course Drilling For Water

An Arlington golf course is taking it upon itself to tackle the water problems that have accompanied the North Texas drought. The decision was made to drill for water at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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Texas Congressional Committee Considers Desalination

A Texas congressional committee is convening in North Texas to discuss the technology and cost of water desalination as the state grapples with persistent drought.

06/30/2014

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Boat Draining For Zebra Mussels Goes Statewide

Holiday boating over Fourth of July weekend in Texas will include more regulations meant to stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels.

06/29/2014

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New Frisco Restrictions Limit Watering To 2x’s A Month

Twice a month — starting today that’s how many times Frisco residents can water their lawns. The new restrictions are part of the city’s newly adopted water rules.

CBSDFW.COM–06/29/2014

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Businesses Praise Rainfall At Lake Granbury

Heaven sent — that’s how business owners near Lake Granbury describe the downpours North Texas saw this week. Without the rain July 4th would have been a bust, but now they’re expecting fireworks.

CBSDFW.COM–06/27/2014

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Texas’ Recent Rains Improve Drought, Lake Levels

Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.

06/26/2014

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Webcams Offer Unflinching Look At Nature

Wildlife webcam operators around the world are grappling with a problem. Viewers do not want to see any harm come to the critters that they have grown to love.

06/26/2014

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House Fire Risks Can Be Reduced Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Besides rain and floods there’s another element to severe weather that’s proving to be costly — lightning. In Frisco, a lightning strike is being blamed for sparking a blaze that required four fire engines and a ladder truck to extinguish.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2014

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Beef Prices At All Time High

Beef: it’s still what’s for dinner, it’s just more expensive than it’s ever been.

06/25/2014

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Wetland Water Re-Use Project Saving North Texans Millions

In the middle of extreme drought, fresh water is pouring into Richland Chambers reservoir near Corsicana. It’s more than 60-million gallons per day, enough to supply more than 350,000 people in North Texas.

CBS 11–06/24/2014

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Climatologists Hold North Texas Drought Forum

State and federal climatologists are hosting a public forum on Tuesday to discuss the persistent drought that has afflicted the Southern Plains states since 2011.

06/24/2014

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Arlington, Chevy, EcoMedia Partner To Beautify Park

The Chevrolet EcoAd grant paid for green improvements around Randol Mill Park. Those involved hosted a dedication ceremony on May 7, 2011.

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