Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.
After nearly doubling its street maintenance budget for this year, the City of Richardson is looking to increase road work funding by another half million to $2.45 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
State and federal climatologists are hosting a public forum on Tuesday to discuss the persistent drought that has afflicted the Southern Plains states since 2011.
The second fastest-growing city in the country has revised its water restrictions due to low lake levels from Texas’ ongoing drought.
The North Texas Municipal Water District has turned on the tap to a massive source of water for more than 1.5 million North Texans.
Heavy rain in West Texas brings some drought relief.
The start of summer is usually synonymous with big business for shops along North Texas lakes. But with water levels sitting at historic lows, boaters are scarce.
North Texas Municipal Water District officials learned Thursday that lakes Lavon and Chapman are dangerously close to being too low for pumping water. The board still voted to extend Stage 3, twice a month watering through October.
As the North Texas drought continues its relentless years-long march, more people are turning to drought-resistant plants to decorate their yards.
North Texas is already nine inches behind in rainfall for 2014. That has home owners bracing for dying lawns, boaters left high and dry at lakes and meteorologists looking at the water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Finally! Drenching rains covered North Texas late last week and Monday. That’s two storms in just under a week. That has to be good news for all of our lakes, right?
There is no escaping the signs of the plummeting lake levels in Granbury. Boat ramps are landlocked, islands and debris are appearing everywhere, and boat docks are high and dry.