Drought

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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

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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

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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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Will El Niño Bring Rain To North Texas?

The words “El Niño” bring hope of wetter times to rain-deprived north Texas. It hasn’t happened since 2010, but should we expect a wetter winter?

08/06/2014

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City Council Votes To Ban Synthetic Turf & Artificial Grass

The City of Murphy set new rules about landscaping, banning homeowners from installing synthetic turf and artificial grass in areas visible from the street.

CBS 11–08/05/2014

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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

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