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Lake level update - Here comes Stage 1
TRWD reservoir storage capacity continues to fall. It's highly likely that we will reach the 75% trigger for Stage 1 drought in the next couple of weeks.
If implemented, Stage 1 drought measures include a twice per week limit on outdoor landscape watering with sprinklers and irrigation systems. The measures will apply to all communities served by the water district, which covers almost all of Tarrant and surrounding counties.
Moderately dry in North Texas
Without rain, moderate to severe drought conditions remain in place across North Texas. And lake levels are receding. Here's the latest
from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
News: Nice lawns don't need to be a big drain on supplies
Article in Dallas Morning News reports on
high water use
tied to affluent communities. But maintaining our landscapes doesn't have to be a daily ritual. In fact, lawns right now need only about an inch of water per week to stay healthy - weather you live in an affluent community or not.
News: Planners get creative, conservation still a key water supply
With the state's population expected to double by 2060, Texas water planners seek out creative solutions to meet water needs. One critical source of new water supply will be conservation.
to the story on NPR.
The Last Drop: a four-part series on Texas water
Population on the rise. Severe droughts in the mix. Excessive outdoor water use. And finite water resources. Water providers are working to stay one step ahead of the game. Water conservation is one of the tools they're relying on to stretch available supplies. See all the articles in the
2011 Drought exposes vulnerability of Texas water resources
The 2011 Drought put a lot of stress on Texas water supplies. Water planners say new resources along with water conservation and reuse are critical to
weathering future droughts
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