Some High Plains Farmers struggling After Fires, DroughtDeep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires.
Drought, Other Factors Contribute To Larger Texas WildfiresLarger, more threatening wildfires are occurring at greater rates as Texas faces drought, development and changes in how land is used.
U.S Drought Monitor: There Is Currently No Drought In TexasAccording to officials with the U.S Drought Monitor, there is officially no drought in Texas.
North Texas Makes History, With The Wettest Year To DateThe rainstorms on July 8 were history making. It’s officially been the wettest year in North Texas to date – but experts say we probably won’t keep the record.
Engineers Release Flood Waters From Area Lakes After Weeks Of RainResidents in and around Collin County are being treated to a sight they haven’t seen in years. Lake Lavon is so full, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from the lake to reduce flood risks.
Water Project At Drought Stricken Texas Lake Could Help SomeA lot of North Texans know the drill, harsh water restrictions, that for some, only allow outdoor watering twice a month. But a massive project at one of the hardest hit lakes in the region could at least help some.
Mineral Wells Council Votes To Prohibit All Outdoor WateringThe sprinklers are now silenced. A desperately dry North Texas city is taking drastic steps to curb water use. Their latest action is the most drastic we've seen in the DFW area.
City Council Votes To Ban Synthetic Turf & Artificial Grass The City of Murphy set new rules about landscaping, banning homeowners from installing synthetic turf and artificial grass in areas visible from the street.
North Texas City Using Treated Wastewater For Drinking As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
Cities Losing Money With Drought & Watering RestrictionsNorth Texas cities are trying to figure out how to deal with a costly side effect of the drought. Some are losing millions of dollars because of water restrictions.
Drought Has North Texas Golf Course Drilling For WaterAn 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.
Texas' Recent Rains Improve Drought, Lake Levels Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago.
More Than A Dozen Homes Damaged By Granbury FloodFlood waters damaged 20 homes near Granbury with nine deemed unlivable by the American Red Cross. Upwards to eight inches of rain fell in the matter of a few hours in the area on Sunday.
Drought & Low Water Levels = Slow Business On Area LakesThe start of summer is usually synonymous with big business for shops along North Texas lakes. But with water levels sitting at historic lows, boaters are scarce.
Board Makes Decision On Extending Water RestrictionsNorth 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.