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North Texas Drought

The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Continues Depleting Texas Reservoirs

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.

11/18/2011

Mister Sun

Finally A Record – Texas Has Hottest June-August

Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.

09/08/2011

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Answer To Lancaster Water Woes Just Down The Road

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.

08/23/2011

Heavy rain drops fall and create bubbles in a puddle. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Weekend Rain Does Little For Parched Land & Lakes

The weekend rain was a welcomed relief for many in North Texas. While it may have brought a lot of smiles, Saturday’s shower didn’t bring much help to the area.

08/15/2011

Heavy clouds at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

100-Degree Streak Ends – Temps Drop Into 80s

The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s streak of 100-degree days is over — just two shy of the record set in 1980. A line of thunderstorms moved in knocking temperatures down into the 70s and 80s.

08/11/2011

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New La Nina Watch Issued, Worrying Parched Texas

Climatologists say the La Nina weather conditions that contributed to the drought affecting most of Texas may re-occur later this year and prolong the misery for the state’s farmers and ranchers.

08/04/2011

Dead fish float in a lake. (credit: Theo Heimann/AFP/Getty Images)

Higher Water Temperatures Killing North Texas Fish

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.

08/01/2011

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North Texas’ Dangerous Heat Gets Worse

With the heat index pushing to 110-degrees. and above, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect today through Thursday evening for all of North Texas.

08/01/2011

Downed tree at the Sycamore Tree Apartments in the 5000 block of Lahoma Drive, near Lemmon Avenue and the Dallas North Tollway. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Drought Having Impact On North Texas Trees

The heat wave is withering flowers and turning green grass brown. The hay crop is already ruined. And now, it’s taking a toll on trees.

07/29/2011

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