Drought

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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

A sprinkler sprays water on a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Lake Lavon (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas’ Recent Rains Improve Drought, Lake Levels

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.

06/26/2014

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Drought Forces Richardson To Spend More On Road Work

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.

06/25/2014

A stalk of wheat lies on dry, cracked soil. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Climatologists Hold North Texas Drought Forum

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.

06/24/2014

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