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Texas Drought

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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

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

All Of Texas Out Of Worst Drought Stage

All of Texas is out of the worst stage of drought for the first time in nearly 15 months.

06/21/2012

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Drought Closes North Texas Fish Hatchery

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.

05/03/2012

Farming Drought

Experts: Texas Drought Effects Will Linger After Rains

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.

03/22/2012

2011: An Impressive Year Of Weather Extremes

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, […]

02/09/2012

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Drought “Officially” Over, But Recovery Continues

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.

02/02/2012

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Man Arrested In Alleged Hay Scam That Targeted Texas Farmers

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.

12/08/2011

The sun shines through an oak tree. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas State Parks Campaigning For More Visitors And Money

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.

12/06/2011

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

Experts, Officials To Discuss 2011 Texas Drought

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.

11/29/2011

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

Water Restrictions Continue Despite Recent Rains

The North Texas Municipal Water District announced Stage 3 water restrictions starting November 1, with the goal of reducing water usage by 10%.  Stage 3 allows for customers to water their lawns only twice a […]

CBS 11–11/01/2011

All of Texas Still in Drought Despite Recent Rains

The weekly Drought Monitor update came out yesterday and there’s a little good news, but still mainly bad news.  First of all, the good news:  the percentage of Texas under the worst category exceptional drought […]

CBS 11–10/14/2011

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