If drought conditions don’t improve, more water restrictions could come to Central Texas.

If drought conditions don’t improve, more water restrictions could come to Central Texas.

Drought conditions across the state are getting worse. Here in Austin, many areas are already feeling its effects. Mark Wentzel is the Instream Flows Leader with the Texas Water Development Board. He said Lakes Travis and Buchanan are some of the main water reservoirs...
‘Tipping point’: Waters under fire in Texas Hill Country as development, population boom

‘Tipping point’: Waters under fire in Texas Hill Country as development, population boom

The Texas Hill Country has long been lauded as the Land of 1,100 Springs, but there’s trouble brewing in those pristine waters. The area is growing at breakneck speed. More people are drawing water from a finite supply. More are putting wastewater — which helps...
Unsafe Yield Severe drought, dead wells, political division push Arizona steadily closer to water supply peril.

Unsafe Yield Severe drought, dead wells, political division push Arizona steadily closer to water supply peril.

When it comes to water in a county where groundwater is the sole source for irrigation and drinking, and where demand is racing ahead of supply, the boundaries of politics and ideology can change. Clear proof has emerged in recent years of the serious consequences of...
Most Texans Worry Water Taps Will Run Dry as Droughts Worsen.

Most Texans Worry Water Taps Will Run Dry as Droughts Worsen.

Almost nine of every 10 Texans are concerned that water supplies will be exhausted, given current weather trends and the prospect for worsening drought conditions, according to a new poll. The survey by the non-profit group Texas 2036 found that 88% of registered...