Texas rice farmers will not receive water to irrigate their rice crops for second year in a row. The drought in Texas has left reservoir levels too low to share, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority.
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A new study in Nature Climate Change predicts that less water will be available in the American southwest because of decreased rainfall in some places and increased evaporation.
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The EPA announced Friday it would be dropping a lawsuit against Range Resources. Range Resources has been accused by Parker County, Texas homeowners of polluting their well water with hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
Red Caboose Winery in Meridian, Texas uses a rainwater harvesting system as part of an overall green philosophy.
From October 2010 through September 2011, Texas received the least amount of precipitation recorded in a one-year period. The drought has had a major impact on Texas agriculture, with the toll more than $5 billion.
We’ve talked here before about how hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” threatens clean drinking water, but fracking also requires quite a bit of water to execute. In drought-stricken Texas, local water districts are starting to restrict natural gas companies’ fracking operations because of the strain it puts on the water supply.