North Texas Drought
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.
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.
This year many North Texans are looking for landscaping that will not only survive a drought, but also water restrictions.
More than a million North Texans will face harsh water rules this Spring. The North Texas Municipal Water District is preparing to extend Stage Three restrictions – that means many people can only water their lawns twice a month.
Drastic times call for drastic measures. But what would it take for you to drink tap water that had been recycled straight from the sewer?
It’s been a deadly weekend on area lakes. Two people drowned in Lake Worth. Officials have confirmed that one person drowned in Lake Lewisville and the search continues for another man missing there.
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.