Texas Drought

A view of a wastewater treatment plant. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

Board Makes Decision On Extending Water Restrictions

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/22/2014

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Conservation = More Interest In Drought Resistant Plants

As the North Texas drought continues its relentless years-long march, more people are turning to drought-resistant plants to decorate their yards.

CBS 11–05/19/2014

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Lakes & Lakefront Property Drying Up As Drought Continues

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.

CBS 11–05/07/2014

Dry Sprinkler

Residents Planting Lawns To Survive Drought & Water Restrictions

This year many North Texans are looking for landscaping that will not only survive a drought, but also water restrictions.

CBS 11–04/09/2014

Water, Tap Water (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

When It Comes To Water, North Texas City’s Supply Running On Empty

Residents like Tina Peters know all too well about the long-lasting drought in North Texas. As the water supply dries up, so does the money flowing into her car wash business.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

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Lake Hazards Include Water Levels & Missing Buoys

Lake Arlington has all the normal warning signs for boaters on the water like buoys. But conditions are far from normal on the lake.

CBS 11–09/24/2013

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

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