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Reservoirs recover following record rainfall

  What took three years to deplete, recovered in a matter of weeks thanks to the nearly 20 inches of rain that has fallen in North Texas over the last two months. All of the water district’s reservoirs – Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Bridgeport, and Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers reservoirs – are now full. It’s a 40 percent jump in water supply storage from where we were sitting at the beginning of the year.  This is the fourth wettest start to the year on record. And with all this rain, the best way to save water is to keep your irrigation system off and run it manually, when needed. 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.
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.
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