Only a state as big as Texas could have to deal with the simultaneous crises of both rampant floods and devastating drought.
The destruction of Hurricane Harvey and the massive infrastructure needs that it exposed along the Gulf Coast soaked up most of our attention recently, but vast swaths of the Texas Panhandle suffer from extreme drought, and the northern tip qualifies for the worst possible category: exceptional drought.
The problems our state is having with water — too much of it along the coast and too little of it in the Panhandle, West Texas and parts of Central Texas — should set the stage for next legislative session… Read more from the Houston Chronicle