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Unprecedented Drought Baking US

July 2011 was recorded as one of the hottest months on record for certain parts of the United States and areas of the South are plagued by some of the worst drought conditions in decades.

The National Drought Mitigation Center recently reported that over a dozen states are currently experiencing abnormal dryness and drought like conditions

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Mandatory Water Conservation A Possibility In Amarillo

Mayor Paul Harpole has given Amarillo residents a basic ultimatum, either conserve water voluntarily or it will be mandated. The mayor has said we have two weeks to come in under 74 million gallons of water used.

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Mayor Harpole Asks Amarillo Residents To Wash Clothes By Hand

Due to the extreme drought conditions and blistering heat, the City Of Amarillo is pushing a water conservation marketing campaign directed at getting residents to use less water.

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Amarillo Schools Waste Water On Athletic Fields In Massive Drought

Many schools across the area have their sprinklers set to run twice a day, seven days a week. They are watering athletic fields to this extent in the middle of one of the worst droughts in the Nations history

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Farmers Hope For Rain As Drought Continues In New South Wales
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USDA Declares 213 Counties As Drought Disaster Areas

Even though we got a touch of rain the other evening it's still pretty dry.  It almost seems like repeating yourself every time you say it.  And the USDA agrees.

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Amarillo Not Forcing Water Limits, But Asking Residents To Be Mindful

There has been much discussion in the Amarillo Area on whether or not we should mandate water consumption due to the extreme heat and drought.
"The same people that haven't heard the message yet aren't going to get the message this way either," Lilia Escajeda said.

"I do think that the only way to get people to pay attention is to hit people over the head with a two-by-four."

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Amarillo Finally Sees Some Rain Last Night

It was a great night for the Amarillo area. We received about .49 inches of rain. That seems like nothing, but for an area like Amarillo, we will take what we can get.

This year has been devastated by a terrible drought and we are still 8.35 inches below norma

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Excel Reports Extermely High Temperatures Causing Peaking Energy Usage

With temperatures easily topping over 102 degrees on a regular basis in Amarillo, Excel Energy is reporting that energy usage has spiked even higher than the highest point last year. When temperatures reach triple digits, people crank up the air conditioners.

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Amarillo Area Cities Consider Water Use Restrictions Due To Severe Drought

As the drought continues to devastate the Amarillo and surrounding areas, some communities have started considering implementing water conservation restrictions. If you have been to any of our area lakes in the last year or so, you know that they are terribly low and some in real danger of complet

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Amarillo Area Heatwave & Drought Continues

The Amarillo area has been suffering from a drought since last year having received only .68 inches of water this year. Now, top that with a crippling heat wave and you can honestly say, the best thing that you can do is stay inside next to a nice cool air conditioner. Temperatures are to top 105 degrees today in Amarillo and that is hot enoug

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