Today, the city of Wichita Falls officially announced unprecedented State 4 drought restrictions, banning almost all outdoor watering, ratcheting up surcharges for overconsumption and prohibiting golf courses from watering with city water, among other rules.
Tag Archives: Drought
Prop 6 is being pitched as a long-term solution to the growing water supply problems of the state. Is it?
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.
In this episode, we hear how an 8-month Observer investigation of HPD shows that police brutality goes largely unpunished in Houston.
The Observer sits down with State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon to take stock of the drought and discuss the challenges of communicating climate science.
More than ever, the replenishing waters of Mexico’s Rio Conchos are crucial to reviving the Rio Grande and to saving farmers in the Rio Grande Valley.
While rain slicked the streets of Austin, lawmakers heatedly debated legislation that would use $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to fund the state water plan, an increasingly urgent issue for lawmakers. But, after hours of stop-and-go debate, a procedural error derailed the legislation.
Amid worsening drought, the House overwhelmingly approved a plan to seed the state water plan with $2 billion today.
Mauricio Blanco has made a life on the Texas coast as an oysterman, though drought and pollution make it harder to earn a living every year.
Support for funding the $53 billion water plan appeared to be unanimous. Everyone pledged fealty to water conservation. The question now, as Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) suggested this morning, is *how* the financing is structured. Will the consensus hold, or will interests fracture along regional and economic lines?