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.
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.
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.
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.
The economic impact of a historic drought that has parched Texas and other parts of the Southwest will be felt for years, with ripple effects spreading nationwide as agriculture damage adds to increases in food prices.
The National Climatic Data Center recently issued their annual report for 2011 and developed this fantastic graphic off all the weather highlights across the Untied States last year. For the United States as a whole, […]
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.
Texas parks received fewer visitors because of wildfires and drought this year, leading to a $4.6 million deficit, state officials said Tuesday at the launch of a campaign to encourage the public to visit more often and donate much needed funds.
Climate experts and government officials are meeting in Fort Worth to discuss the severe 2011 drought afflicting Texas and the Southern Plains and what the outlook is for the future.
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.