Drought

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

8 Western States Get Drought Aid For Farms, Ranches

Farmers and ranchers in the West’s worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell.

05/18/2015

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Texas No Longer In ‘Exceptional Drought’

The U.S. Drought Monitor indicated that Texas, for the first time since mid-2012, is no longer in the ‘exceptional drought’ category, the most dire of the five drought designations.

05/14/2015

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Engineers Release Flood Waters From Area Lakes After Weeks Of Rain

Residents in and around Collin County are being treated to a sight they haven’t seen in years. Lake Lavon is so full, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from the lake to reduce flood risks.

CBSDFW.COM–04/27/2015

Despite rain Lake Palo Pinto is in BAD shape, water supplies extremely low. (Credit: CBS 11/Joel Thomas)

Mineral Wells Water Supply Still In Jeopardy Despite Recent Rains

Residents fear the lake that supplies their drinking water may dry up by this fall.

04/24/2015

Lewisville Lake (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

North Texas Lakes Benefit From Spring Rain

There has been a good amount of rain in North Texas so far this spring. And while that might have caused some headaches for some people, things are looking good for anyone who is planning a trip to area lakes.

04/24/2015

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Water Project At Drought Stricken Texas Lake Could Help Some

A lot of North Texans know the drill, harsh water restrictions, that for some, only allow outdoor watering twice a month. But a massive project at one of the hardest hit lakes in the region could at least help some.

CBS 11–03/25/2015

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Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.

03/05/2015

Icy Water In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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Drought Dries Up Business In Mineral Wells

Towns such as Mineral Wells are blending river water with the lake water to stretch reserves.

11/03/2014

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USDA Decides To Implement Farm Bill Provision

Texas cotton producers say they are pleased to learn the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reconsidered its decision about implementing a provision of the farm bill.

10/21/2014

The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Mineral Wells Council Votes To Prohibit All Outdoor Watering

The sprinklers are now silenced. A desperately dry North Texas city is taking drastic steps to curb water use. Their latest action is the most drastic we’ve seen in the DFW area.

CBSDFW.COM–09/16/2014

Water flows from a bathroom tap. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Residents Cry Foul About Plano’s ‘Flushing’ Process

The City of Plano insists it’s not wasting the region’s most precious resource – water.

08/25/2014

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