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Water supply conditions improving

  With the rain we’ve experienced since January, we’ve seen a remarkable jump in total storage. The combined storage in all TRWD reservoirs is 76 percent. Most of the recovery has occurred in East Texas reservoirs - Cedar Creek is full. Richland-Chambers still has room for more runoff. However, the rain seems to have skipped over the West Fork reservoirs - Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain. They’re still hurting and less than 45 percent full.   Conservation is really the key to extending our supplies through droughts like the one we’re in now. And most of the savings is due to keeping our outdoor watering in check. Be sure to check out the Lawn Whisperer's Facebook page for weekly watering advice and tips on how to save water outdoors.
 
Big savings on outdoor watering
Every summer we drain our lakes to water our lawns. But, according to this new report released by the Sierra Club and National Wildlife Federation, limits on outdoor water use are an effective way to slow the flow and conserve water.
(03-24-2015)
Water supply update video
TRWD releases new video on water supply conditions. Take a look at how drought is affecting lake levels.
(01-20-2015)
Drought lingers, Stage 2 watering restrictions may be on the way
We're in Year 5 of a severe drought and it's having an impact on water supplies. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports the recent rains have helped. But they may not be enough to avoid once-per-week watering restrictions later this year.
(01-17-2015)
The drought that doesn't know when to quit
The drought situation in North Texas isn't a pretty picture. Conditions range from severe to exceptional. 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)
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