Forecast: U.S. Drought Lingering But Leveling OffThe worst drought in the U.S. in decades may be leveling off or even easing ever so slightly in some lucky locales, federal weather forecasters announced Thursday in a report of little comfort for farmers and ranchers already tallying this year's losses.
Dallas Closes Over 20 Athletic Fields For Safety ReasonsThe severe drought has forced the city of Dallas to shut down between 20 to 25 athletic fields for safety reasons. The city is spreading tons of dirt over the damaged fields to fill in the countless cracks; some that run two feet deep.

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