The spring was very dry this year. A heat wave is starting up across North Texas. And area lake levels are very, very low as we head into the dry season.
Just four days after Stage 3 water restrictions went into effect one North Texas Municipal Water District member city is making it clear that those who don’t comply will face the consequences and pay up!
North Texas has received a respectable amount of rain this spring. While the water may have helped everyone’s yards look green and lush, it’s still not enough to recover from the drought.
After a wet start to the year, things have been drying out quickly since summer began. The impact of the intense sunshine is causing water to evaporate quickly off area lakes.
North Texas has seen the second wettest January on record. But it’s still not enough for Dallas to end water restrictions.
Weather-wise it was a record setting day in North Texas. Widespread rain, totaling between three and five inches, fell in some parts of North Texas.
Officials considered reclassifying parts of North Texas into the least severe drought stage, but held off because rains haven’t boosted lake levels.
The severe lack of rain over the summer finally ended a three-year drought in the search for a missing woman in Van Zandt County.
Humans aren’t the only ones languishing in the North Texas heat. The 30+ days of extreme heat and drought conditions have led to higher water temperatures and lower lake levels and fish are dying.