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Lewisville Lake (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Rescuers Recover Body Of North Texas Drowning Victim

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.

CBS 11–09/02/2013

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Water Restrictions Now In Effect

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.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

A beekeeper checks on the health and honey content of a honey bee colony. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Dwindling Honey Bee Population A Cause For Concern

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/03/2013

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

Lawmakers To Hear Testimony On Drought, Water Plan

The state climatologist says Texas continues to experience a serious shortage of rainfall and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record.

02/05/2013

Low water levels in a lake-bed. (credit: Remy Gabalda/AFP/GettyImages)

North Texans Could Face Winter Watering Restrictions

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.

CBSDFW.COM–12/13/2012

A group of women work to keep plants at Twin Falls Park, in southwest Oak Cliff, alive. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

2012 October-November Among Driest In Texas History

The past two months were among the five driest October-November combinations in Texas history.

CBSDFW.COM–12/04/2012

Cold Front Today

Chances Lessen For Wetter, Cooler Texas Winter

Forecasters are no longer saying that Texas will have a wetter and cooler winter.

11/01/2012

Workers prepare for a concrete pour for a foundation. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

BBB: Wet Weather Means More Foundation Repair Complaints

The changing North Texas weather of hot days and drenching rains can wreak havoc on concrete/slab foundations. Officials with the BBB say they’ve seen a 70-percent increase in the number of inquiries about foundation companies and they expect the number to increase.

CBSDFW.COM–08/20/2012

Cattle use a tree for shade as temperatures rose above 100 degrees in a Texas pasture. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drought Could Be A Factor In Livestock Anthrax Cases

Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Texas and Colorado within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States.

08/16/2012

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

Forecast: U.S. Drought Lingering But Leveling Off

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.

08/16/2012

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Drought Likely To Hit You Hard In The Pocketbook

A report says the drought gripping much of the U.S. is the largest since 1956. With no relief in sight, the arid conditions may soon start having a noticeable effect on the prices of everything from food to gasoline.

07/17/2012

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North Texas Lake Levels Are Down

We have not seen much rain in the past few weeks, which has lead to most of North Texas being placed in the “Abnormally Dry” category, according the Drought Monitor.

CBS 11–07/03/2012

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