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Texas drought

Monday, July 20th, 2015

In Texas, the drought is done

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.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Hays aquifer levels dropped precipitously during drought

Groundwater levels in Texas’ major aquifers dropped considerably between 2010 and 2011, as the state's drought intensified, according to a report published recently by the Texas Water Development Board.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Q&A: Katharine Hayhoe on the trials of being a Christian climatologist

Evangelical and global warming prophet KATHARINE HAYHOE on conflicts between faith and science, Texas droughts and water woes.