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Where's the rain?

  Winter is the time when rainfall normally replenishes North Texas reservoirs. And so far this year, we're short on rainfall. Through Feb. 19, the amount of precipitation recorded at DFW International Airport is more than three inches below normal.  This time of year, keeping your sprinklers off is the best way to save water. Lawns are dormant and resting up for the spring. They don't need any supplemental watering.  Check out the Lawn Whisperer Mondays on Facebook for up to date watering advice and other tips on saving water outdoors.
 
Fort Worth eyes watering limits as a way to save water
The Star-Telegram reports Fort Worth city council is seriously considering making twice per week a permanent feature of its future water supply strategy.
(02-18-2014)
Efficient Irrigation Seminar, March 7 in Arlington
A half-day workshop for landscape and irrigation professionals. Add to your water saving know-how and earn some CEU's while you're at it. The lineup features sessions on plan selection, scheduling, distribution uniformity, and pressure control. Cost is $20 per person, includes light breakfast. Sign up now.
Moderate drought. Stage 1 still in effect
Lake levels in TRWD reservoirs got a boost in the fall. But the skies have dried up in 2014 and moderate drought conditions have returned. Here's the latest Texas map from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
2014 Report on Texas Water
New report on Texas water issued by the state comptroller. The in-depth analysis highlights the status of the state's water supplies. Potential impacts of water scarcity. And emphasizes conservation and innovation. Check it out here.
Reshaping the landscape
Arid climates and thirsty lawns don't mix. This article in the New York Times points out that cities are rethinking the urban landscape to slow the drain on water resources. In some cases they're asking residents to "lose the lawn."
(08-11-2013)
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