Texas Drought

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.


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.


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.


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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North Texas Farmers Welcome Hay Donations

Many North Texas farmers are fighting to survive the drought and keep their animals alive. Friday, a local group got some help from the north.


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

Dead Trees Will Mar Texas Landscape For Years

The effects of the severe drought in Texas are being seen in widespread damage to trees in the state.


Could We Still Be in Drought For 15 More Years?

A lot of buzz last week about remarks that Texas State Climatologist John Nielson-Gammon made about the possibility of Texas still being in drought for another 5 to 15 years.  The full news release from […]

CBS 11–10/06/2011

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

Women Go On ‘Drought Patrol’ To Save Local Park

Nearly every city park in Dallas is suffering some sort of damage due to severe drought conditions. But one park in Oak Cliff is managing to survive thanks to a group of volunteers who went on a sort of drought patrol.


Lone Camp Volunteer Fire Department fire fighter Ted Hale fights a wildfire on September 1, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

$152 Million In Ag Losses To Texas Wildfires

Enough fence to cross Texas from east to west nearly seven times, more than 1,500 head of livestock and swaths of pasture nearly twice the area of Delaware have burned in Texas wildfires this year.


Unbelievable Photos of the Texas Drought

The Texas Parks & Wildlife has put together a slideshow of dramatic and impacting photos of our state’s drought.

CBS 11–09/27/2011

Firefighters from the Coppell Fire Department hit hot spots ion a burned down house with water, as they work the wildfires in Bastrop, Texas on September 7, 2011.

State: Power Line Sparks Likely Caused Central Texas Inferno

Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, fire officials said Tuesday.