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Farmers, Ranchers Struggle As Texas Endures Historic Drought
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Six New Mexico And One Texas County Get Disaster Declarations Due To Drought

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is designating six New Mexico counties and one in Texas as natural disaster areas due to drought.

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Farmers, Ranchers Struggle As Texas Endures Historic Drought
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Austin May Soon Need Extreme Water Restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A top Austin water official says Central Texas is now mired in the worst drought it has ever experienced, and warned that drastic restrictions on water use may be required next spring.

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Ogallala Aquifer Water Levels Dropping

Recent measurements have shown the Ogallala Aquifer has seen it's second worst drop since 2000.

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The “Every Drop Counts” Campaign

Summer is right around the corner, but for the Texas Panhandle it could be a another year that the area could see triple digit temperatures plus add to our continuing drought conditions. Which right now Texas Panhandle is still considered to be under a severe to extreme drought conditions.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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Canyon Police On The Hunt For Drought Contingency Violators

The City of Amarillo enacted its Drought Contingency Plan last week.  At this point it is voluntary.  It's a different story in Canyon.

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California's Water Needs Expected To Jump 25% In Next 40 Years
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City Of Amarillo Engages Drought Contingency Plan

So very dry.  So intensely parched.  The rain has not come.  The restrictions have.

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How Will the Worst Drought in 50 Years Affect the Price of Beef? — Dollars and Sense

Beef lovers will soon feel the effects of the worst drought in 50 years as the price of meat rises sharply in the coming months. The ongoing drought gripping two-thirds of the country has caused crops to wither and sent the cost of feed soaring. Experts say this will cause meat prices to skyrocket.

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Can the Nationwide Drought Wind Up Costing You Money? — Dollars and Sense

The record-breaking heat that’s recently affected much of the country has resulted in soaring utility bills — and that may not be the only way it hits your wallet.

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Turkana Tribe's Way Of Life Is Threatened By The Effects Of Climate Change
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2011 Drought Drops Ogallala Aquifer Water Levels Under High Plains

Water to drink and water to irrigate in our area comes from the Ogallala Aquifer.  It is basically under your feet.  And the water level is dangerously low.

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Dead Poplar Woods In Desert
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Texas 2011 Drought Killed As Many As Half A Billion Trees

We do things bigger in Texas. Unfortunately this applies to droughts too.  The drought that plagued us last summer is being blamed for the death of up to half a billion trees.

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