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Drought, please go away

  North Texas rainfall is in short supply. We've received a little more than half the rainfall we would normally expect to see by this time of year. Precipitation amounts recorded at DFW International Airport through October were almost 13 inches below normal.  That's the bad news. The good news is our lawns are well on their way to going dormant and they really don't need much water this time of year. In fact, unless we go prolonged periods without any rain, they should be okay on what Mother Nature provides. So, keep your sprinklers turned off. And be sure to check out the Lawn Whisperer's Facebook page for weekly watering advice and tips on how to save water outdoors.
 
The drought that doesn't know when to quit
The drought situation in North Texas isn't a pretty picture. Conditions still range from severe to extreme. Here's the latest Texas map from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Gardening and conserving water in a drought
Gardening in a drought can be challenging. But this is Texas, we may as well get used to it. Listen to some of the suggestions made recently by one horticulturalist on KERA’s “THINK” program.
(08-06-2014)
Updated Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan approved by board May 20
Here's a link to the new plan, which documents the progress TRWD is making to improve water efficiency among its customers.
Spring rains a "no-show"
Unusually dry start to 2014 could lead to tighter water restrictions later this summer if we don't see some improvement soon.
(05-02-2014)
Fort Worth eyes watering limits as a way to save water
The Star-Telegram reports Fort Worth city council is seriously considering making twice per week a permanent feature of its future water supply strategy.
(02-18-2014)
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