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Despite rainfall drought conditions persist

  January rainfall has improved water supply conditions. Reservoir storage is on the rise. But this drought is far from over. Storage capacity is hovering just above the Stage 2 trigger level of 60 percent. Stage 2 watering restrictions will limit outdoor watering with sprinklers to no more than once per week.   We're going to need a lot more rain before we're in the clear. Meantime, you can help by keeping your irrigation system off this winter. Your lawn is dormant and is doing just fine on the rainfall we're getting. Be sure to check out the Lawn Whisperer's Facebook page for weekly watering advice and tips on how to save water outdoors.
Water supply update video
TRWD releases new video on water supply conditions. Take a look at how drought is affecting lake levels.
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.
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.
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.
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