Tag Archive: drought

May 31 2013

Landmark water legislation:House Bill 4 helps lay foundation for meeting Texas’ water needs

Gov. Rick Perry today ceremonially signed House Bill 4, which lays the foundation for meeting Texas’ water future water needs. HB 4 provides for active, full-time governance at the Texas Water Development Board; creates a new funding mechanism to support water-supply project implementation over the next 50 years; and directs local, regional and state officials …

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Apr 24 2012

Get water smart

Ag Commissioner promotes water conservation Says historical drought, growing population call attention to critical need for water conservation   Citing the devastating results of water shortages, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, along with a group of state and local leaders and a partnership of private businesses today announced the Texas Water Smart conservation campaign. The result …

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Mar 15 2012

Water restrictions mandatory

The City of Tyler is reminding citizens that the mandatory water restrictions implemented in December are still in effect. Lake Tyler is currently 4.58 feet below spillway levels and Lake Palestine is 2.54 feet low. Step Two drought measures call for mandatory water conservation measures to prohibit water waste.  Water waste is defined as washing …

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Feb 21 2012

Drought: Millions of shade trees dead

By Hugh Soape An estimated 5.6 million trees that once shaded homes, streets and parks in communities across Texas now are dead as a result of last year’s unrelenting drought.  The finding comes from a study conducted by Texas Forest Service urban foresters, who spent the last month surveying tree mortality in cities and towns …

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Jan 11 2012

A look back at 2011

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Texas agriculture faced one of its most difficult years in 2011. As the worst one-year drought blanketed the Lone Star State, farmers and ranchers were forced to reduce cattle herds and take losses on crops that yielded half their normal harvest. Last year also threw many financial challenges at …

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Oct 06 2011

Drought measures taken

Effective Sunday, Oct. 9, the City of Tyler Water Utilities Department is implementing voluntary “Step One” of the Drought Contingency Measures as outlined in Article X (Water Conservation/Emergency Demand Management Plan) of the City of Tyler Code of Ordinances. Step One Drought Measures are typically taken when the average daily water consumption reaches 85 percent …

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Sep 21 2011

Cost of Texas’ drought

By Tom Pauken   Devastating wildfires across Texas in recent weeks have been the most visible evidence of a year-long drought that Texas officials have declared to be the worst on record. Behind the highly visible carnage caused by the fires, the drought also has inflicted a toll on the Texas economy that will have …

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Aug 09 2011

Heat wave, drought to continue

In response to the unprecedented wave of scorching temperatures blanketing rainless Texas Governor Rick Perry has released the following statement: “Because of the extreme heat that has created an unprecedented demand on the state’s energy grid, and will no relief in sight, all Texas residents and businesses are being asked to conserve energy,” he said.  …

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