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Water Restrictions Likely Coming To Irving Residents

New water restriction rules may soon be in place for Irving residents.

CBS 11–07/14/2014

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Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking Plea

Outgoing Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has asked officials of a North Texas city to not support a grassroots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.

07/11/2014

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Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To Know

Installing the right sprinkler system can save time and money, as well as conserve energy and water output. It can also increase the lushness and health of your lawn. Ready to get started?

07/09/2014

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Record Low Water Levels At Lake Lavon

The water source for Collin County is 5 feet away from the threshold where the North Texas Municipal Water District will initiate Stage 4 water restrictions.

07/08/2014

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Drought Has North Texas Golf Course Drilling For Water

An Arlington golf course is taking it upon itself to tackle the water problems that have accompanied the North Texas drought. The decision was made to drill for water at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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Texas Congressional Committee Considers Desalination

A Texas congressional committee is convening in North Texas to discuss the technology and cost of water desalination as the state grapples with persistent drought.

06/30/2014

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Wetland Water Re-Use Project Saving North Texans Millions

In the middle of extreme drought, fresh water is pouring into Richland Chambers reservoir near Corsicana. It’s more than 60-million gallons per day, enough to supply more than 350,000 people in North Texas.

CBS 11–06/24/2014

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Residents Forced To Buy Flood Insurance, But Never Thought They’d Need It

Nine homes destroyed and another dozen damaged by an unexpected flood. Water is still out of its banks in Granbury and there’s a threat of more rain. Residents say they were recently forced to buy flood insurance, but never thought they’d need it.

CBSDFW.COM–06/23/2014

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Water Woes Force Brewers To Tighten Taps

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfires threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year.

06/12/2014

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Frisco Votes To Curtail Automatic Sprinkler Use

The second fastest-growing city in the country has revised its water restrictions due to low lake levels from Texas’ ongoing drought.

06/07/2014

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Experts Urge Water Conservation Despite New Pipeline

The new $310 million Lake Texoma pipeline is finally online. When fully operational it will provide 28 percent of the water in the North Texas Municipal Water District.

06/06/2014

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Plano Could Face Tighter Water Restrictions

Residents in Plano could soon be facing even tighter watering restrictions. But first, the city is looking at techniques for conserving water and preventing overuse.

06/04/2014

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