The mood was grim among folks from Bay City, Eagle Lake and other coastal communities today as the Lower Colorado River Authority board voted 8-7 for an emergency proposal that will likely cut off water to rice farmers for the third year in a row.
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We made a bet long ago that the rains would always come. So we failed to plan. Now the rains have ceased, and the demands are incalculable.
The Observer sits down with State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon to take stock of the drought and discuss the challenges of communicating climate science.
In a hastily-called meeting today, the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors considered whether to cut off flows of freshwater to Matagorda Bay, a potentially devastating move for the freshwater-dependent bay system.
A Senate committee approved legislation today forcing the Lower Colorado River Authority to cut off water to rice farmers during times of severe drought.
Old Bluffton has been hidden under Lake Buchanan for most of the last 75 years, but severe droughts are bringing it back.