After weeks with no rain, forecasters say conditions are now classified as “abnormally dry” in several North Texas counties, including Dallas and Tarrant.
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.
As the North Texas drought continues its relentless years-long march, more people are turning to drought-resistant plants to decorate their yards.
This year many North Texans are looking for landscaping that will not only survive a drought, but also water restrictions.
Residents like Tina Peters know all too well about the long-lasting drought in North Texas. As the water supply dries up, so does the money flowing into her car wash business.
More than a million North Texans will face harsh water rules this Spring. The North Texas Municipal Water District is preparing to extend Stage Three restrictions – that means many people can only water their lawns twice a month.
Lake Arlington has all the normal warning signs for boaters on the water like buoys. But conditions are far from normal on the lake.
It’s been a deadly weekend on area lakes. Two people drowned in Lake Worth. Officials have confirmed that one person drowned in Lake Lewisville and the search continues for another man missing there.
The past two months were among the five driest October-November combinations in Texas history.
A report says the drought gripping much of the U.S. is the largest since 1956. With no relief in sight, the arid conditions may soon start having a noticeable effect on the prices of everything from food to gasoline.
Its been a wet December, a surplus of rain this month for the first time since last Spring. Right now the total for the month stands at 4.34″ inches of rain, a positive of 1.77″ […]