Monday, July 20th, 2015
For the first time in more than five years, Texas no longer is in a drought. While less than 3 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought has disappeared from every other part of Texas.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Citing a rapidly increasing drought index rating, the commissioners court on Tuesday reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of Hays County.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
With the Edwards Aquifer level dropping steadily, San Marcos ratchets up restrictions on sprinklers, swimming pools and car washing.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Most rice farmers in the lower Colorado River basin won't get irrigation water deliveries from the Highland Lakes this year, but Central Texas cities still worry that drinking water supplies could be depleted.
Thursday, November 21st, 2013
After a contentious meeting over its latest drought management plan, which is almost sure to cut off water for coastal rice farmers in the lower Colorado River Basin for the third year in a row, the Lower...
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Now that Texas voters have agreed to spend $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water supply projects, legislators say the state finally has some money to carry out its longstanding water plan.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Scientists say a new technology — involving a material derived from vegetable oil — could save billions of gallons of water from evaporation in Texas. But the technology has faced a rocky path to implementation.
Friday, October 4th, 2013
In a letter to Hays County residents, County Judge BERT COBB says the commissioners court’s recent, landmark deal to buy groundwater from a private company help ensures constituents won’t be left high and dry in the coming...
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
The persistent drought afflicting West Texas has essentially turned some of the region’s lakes and reservoirs into oversized puddles, unfit for any kind of recreation.