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