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Dehydrated Baby Egrets Dying In DeSoto

Drought and destruction of habitat are forcing adult egrets to fly farther in search of food, leaving their little ones at the mercy of their thirst.

07/21/2014

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Plano Flushes Out Fire Hydrants Despite Water Restrictions

Water flowed freely from Plano fire hydrants Thursday in an effort to improve quality despite the city’s Stage 3 Water Restrictions.

07/17/2014

A woman walks, in sweltering heat, past sprinklers. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Restrictions Likely Coming To Irving Residents

New water restriction rules may soon be in place for Irving residents.

CBS 11–07/14/2014

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North Texas City Using Treated Wastewater For Drinking

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Wichita Falls Treats Wastewater For Drinking

A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Record Low Water Levels At Lake Lavon

The water source for Collin County is 5 feet away from the threshold where the North Texas Municipal Water District will initiate Stage 4 water restrictions.

07/08/2014

The shores of Wichita Falls' lakes extend for well over a hundred yards further than they did before the severe drought. (credit: Joel Thomas/CBSDFW.COM Gold Star reporter)

Wichita Falls Wants To Use Chemical To Prevent Lake Evaporation

Wichita Falls is looking at spreading a state-approved, environmentally friendly polymar over its largest lake, Arrowhead.

07/04/2014

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North Texas Farmers “Overjoyed” With This Year’s Peach Crop

On the O’Bannon farm in Weatherford peach season is in high gear. Jean and John O’Bannon can’t help but feel overjoyed. The few nuisance issues they’ve had this year are actually good ones to have. Last year the crop was the pits thanks to a late freeze.

CBS 11–07/02/2014

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Low Water Levels At Lake Texoma Benefit Environment

ake Texoma is currently nearly eight feet below the level of water it should be during this time of year. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

07/01/2014

Low water levels in a lake-bed. (credit: Remy Gabalda/AFP/GettyImages)

Ring Lost For 60 Years Turns Up In Dry Texas Lake

An 84-year-old Washington state woman will soon be reunited with her 1953 university class ring after someone found it in a dried-up West Texas lake.

07/01/2014

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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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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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