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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 effects of the severe drought in Texas are being seen in widespread damage to trees in the state.
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 […]
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.
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.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife has put together a slideshow of dramatic and impacting photos of our state’s drought.
Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, fire officials said Tuesday.