North Texas Drought
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.
The lack of honey bees is causing a lot of concern in Texas and worldwide, as bee colonies continue to die off at an alarming rate.
Most people associate the implementation of watering restrictions with the summer months, but the orders can be put in place any time drought is problem – and North Texas is having that problem now.
The past two months were among the five driest October-November combinations in Texas history.
The worst drought in the U.S. in decades may be leveling off or even easing ever so slightly in some lucky locales, federal weather forecasters announced Thursday in a report of little comfort for farmers and ranchers already tallying this year’s losses.
All of Texas is out of the worst stage of drought for the first time in nearly 15 months.
While parts of North Texas has seen wetter weather, the drought isn’t over, especially for the Dundee State Fish Hatchery. Dundee, the state’s largest fish hatchery, has had to suspend operations due to lack of water.
North Texas and most of the state is still recovering from months of devastating drought. But, officially drought conditions are now over — at least in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
A Mississippi man has been charged with selling hay to farmers in Texas over the Internet. Authorities say the problem is James Darin Hoffman had no hay.
The severe Texas drought continues depleting water supplies for scores of municipalities statewide. As of October, the total volume of water in 96 percent of the state’s major reservoirs was at nearly 60 percent — a record low.
Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.
Livestock lovers and even some rural homeowners near Lancaster are fretting over a water source that’s going away. An inexpensive water dispensing pay station in Lancaster is set to shut down on October 1.
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