Drought

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Dozens Of North Texas Counties Now Classified As Abnormally Dry

After weeks with no rain, forecasters say conditions are now classified as “abnormally dry” in several North Texas counties, including Dallas and Tarrant.

CBSDFW.COM–08/07/2015

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

U.S Drought Monitor: There Is Currently No Drought In Texas

According to officials with the U.S Drought Monitor, there is officially no drought in Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–07/21/2015

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Drought, Then Rain, Toppling Texas Trees

The extended drought that Texas was in had weakened the trees. Then, with all the recent rain we had received, the trees became heavy and saturated — and toppled over.

07/06/2015

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Texas Faces Drought Danger Amid Population Boom

Amid record-shattering rainfalls and flooding, it’s hard for Texans to think of something like a drought. The fact, however, remains: It will be a problem in the near future. Planners speculate that with Texas’ booming population, preparation for a drought it something we should be taking more action on.

06/14/2015

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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