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NOAA: 65 percent chance of El Nino developing this year

NOAA: 65 percent chance of El Nino developing this yearNOAA says there's a better chance of El Nino developing this year. Given past weather history, El Nino usually means more rainfall for Central Texas.
  • Editors-pick
  • 11 months, 4 weeks ago
Editors-pick

NOAA: 65 percent chance of El Nino developing this year

NOAA: 65 percent chance of El Nino developing this yearNOAA says there's a better chance of El Nino developing this year. Given past weather history, El Nino usually means more rainfall for Central Texas.
  • Editors-pick
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Texas Drought

Austin's wettest month off to dry start

Austin's wettest month off to dry startMay is usually the wettest month of the year in Austin, but on this May 1st, it was a dry start. Hopefully, that will change soon, because the trees and creeks are showing effects from the drought.
  • Texas Drought
  • 1 year ago
Texas Drought

Austin's wettest month off to dry start

Austin's wettest month off to dry startMay is usually the wettest month of the year in Austin, but on this May 1st, it was a dry start. Hopefully, that will change soon, because the trees and creeks are showing effects from the drought.
  • Texas Drought
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
News

Austin Water customers could pay 'drought fee'

Austin Water customers could pay 'drought fee'In addition to a rate hike for the second year in a row, the Austin Water Utility is also considering adding a “drought rate” that would go into effect on customer’s bills when Austin hits Stage 3 water restrictions.
  • News
  • 1 year ago
News

Austin Water customers could pay 'drought fee'

Austin Water customers could pay 'drought fee'In addition to a rate hike for the second year in a row, the Austin Water Utility is also considering adding a “drought rate” that would go into effect on customer’s bills when Austin hits Stage 3 water restrictions.
  • News
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
News

Austin Water joint committee considering drought fee

Austin Water joint committee considering drought feeAs the drought continues and Austin Water Utility's deficit increases, members of the water board want to create an additional fee for customers if we go into Stage 3 or 4 restrictions. The Joint Committee met Wednesday to discuss the fee.
  • News
  • 1 year ago
News

Austin Water joint committee considering drought fee

Austin Water joint committee considering drought feeAs the drought continues and Austin Water Utility's deficit increases, members of the water board want to create an additional fee for customers if we go into Stage 3 or 4 restrictions. The Joint Committee met Wednesday to discuss the fee.
  • News
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Texas Drought

Stage II restrictions for part of Edwards Aquifer district

Stage II restrictions for part of Edwards Aquifer districtGroundwater levels continue to drop due to the drought, and that has forced the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to enact Stage II drought restrictions.
  • Texas Drought
  • 1 year ago
Texas Drought

Stage II restrictions for part of Edwards Aquifer district

Stage II restrictions for part of Edwards Aquifer districtGroundwater levels continue to drop due to the drought, and that has forced the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to enact Stage II drought restrictions.
  • Texas Drought
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
News

San Marcos to return to Stage 3 drought restrictions

San Marcos to return to Stage 3 drought restrictions The City of San Marcos is returning to Stage 3 drought restrictions, limiting outdoor sprinklers to once every other week, effective April 20 at noon.
  • News
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Local

Fire danger increased under Red Flag Warning

Fire danger increased under Red Flag WarningA Red Flag Warning is in effect for the area. Austin firefighters say they are staffing extra brush trucks and have their wildfire helicopter on standby, ready to go in case anything sparks.
  • Local
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
News

Austin Water has $27 million revenue shortage

Austin Water has $27 million revenue shortageAustin Water is dealing with a significant budget shortfall, $27 million for 2013, because of the drought and water restrictions and that means budget cuts which could impact you.
  • News
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
News

Austin Water has $27 million revenue shortage

Austin Water has $27 million revenue shortageAustin Water is dealing with a significant budget shortfall, $27 million for 2013, because of the drought and water restrictions and that means budget cuts which could impact you.
  • News
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Texas Drought

Drought continues, despite wintry snaps

Drought continues, despite wintry snapsWhile our recent wintry weather has been a distraction, the agricultural drought continues for parts of Central Texas, and the lakes are still low. Cities continue to watch and see if they need to tighten water restrictions further.
  • Texas Drought
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Texas Drought

Drought continues, despite wintry snaps

Drought continues, despite wintry snapsWhile our recent wintry weather has been a distraction, the agricultural drought continues for parts of Central Texas, and the lakes are still low. Cities continue to watch and see if they need to tighten water restrictions further.
  • Texas Drought
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Consumer

State report: Many Texans at risk of running out of water

State report: Many Texans at risk of running out of water The new report shows nearly 23,000 Texans are at risk of running out of water within 45 days; more than 47,000 others could be out of water within 90 days; and more than 16,000 people could run out within 180 days.
  • Consumer
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
Consumer

State report: Many Texans at risk of running out of water

State report: Many Texans at risk of running out of water The new report shows nearly 23,000 Texans are at risk of running out of water within 45 days; more than 47,000 others could be out of water within 90 days; and more than 16,000 people could run out within 180 days.
  • Consumer
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Local

LCRA proposes higher raise water rates for Central Texans

LCRA proposes higher raise water rates for Central TexansThe Lower Colorado River Authority is considering raising water rates to help pay for new water projects.
  • Local
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
Local

LCRA proposes higher raise water rates for Central Texans

LCRA proposes higher raise water rates for Central TexansThe Lower Colorado River Authority is considering raising water rates to help pay for new water projects.
  • Local
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Texas Drought

Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm rebounds from drought

Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm rebounds from droughtAfter years battling the drought, a Central Texas business is beating the odds. The Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm will open its fields for the holidays this week.
  • Texas Drought
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Texas Drought

Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm rebounds from drought

Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm rebounds from droughtAfter years battling the drought, a Central Texas business is beating the odds. The Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm will open its fields for the holidays this week.
  • Texas Drought
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Local

Pflugerville's landscaping rebate program grows in popularity

Pflugerville's landscaping rebate program grows in popularityThe City of Pflugerville has offered its Drop by Drop Rebate program for 12 years, in which residents who redo their landscaping to make it drought-tolerant can earn rebates. Recently, the program has become more popular.
  • Local
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Local

Pflugerville's landscaping rebate program grows in popularity

Pflugerville's landscaping rebate program grows in popularityThe City of Pflugerville has offered its Drop by Drop Rebate program for 12 years, in which residents who redo their landscaping to make it drought-tolerant can earn rebates. Recently, the program has become more popular.
  • Local
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Local

Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water

Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water A Texas water supplier has voted to ask the state to allow it to withhold irrigation water from downstream rice farmers for a third year in a row.
  • Local
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Local

Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water

Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water A Texas water supplier has voted to ask the state to allow it to withhold irrigation water from downstream rice farmers for a third year in a row.
  • Local
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Local

Floods end agricultural drought in Austin, don't help Lake Travis

Floods end agricultural drought in Austin, don't help Lake TravisWhile last week's heavy rains helped end the agricultural drought in Austin, the real drought indicator lies at Lake Travis, which did not receive much relief and remains woefully low.
  • Local
  • 1 year, 5 months ago