Leaders in the South Texas city are reluctant to impose substantial restrictions on watering lawns, even as nearby communities declare emergencies.
The invisible line that divides the arid western part of the country from the wetter eastern half is on the move, and that has important implications for the Texas capital.
Commissioners decided not to appoint a watermaster on the San Saba, a tributary of the Colorado that ran dry every summer from 2011 to 2015.
Climate change has come to Bastrop, whether or not Texas politicians are willing to admit it.
How graywater could be a conservation method for the masses. (But isn't.)