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Perth On Target For Worst Drought Ever Recorded
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Amarillo National Bank Thinks We Need To Waste More Water

The drought last summer saw all of us in Amarillo making hard choices.  The city asked everyone to cut back on water and the city cut dramatically back on watering city property.  Amarillo National Bank has a problem with that.

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Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth

Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.

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Study: Water Increases Your Energy Level

The next time you’re fatigued at work, drink a glass of water to feel replenished. According to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, dehydration is a main cause of mental fatigue and memory.

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Phoenix Mars Lander Arrives On Mars
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NASA Opportunity Rover Finds New Evidence Of Past Water On Mars

For the last eight years NASA's Opportunity Rover has been searching the Martian landscape for signs of water.  New evidence released today makes a convincing argument it was once there.

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Record Heat Wave Exacerbates Devastating Drought In Central U.S.
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Canyon Texas Keeps Measures To Reduce Water Usage Due To Drought

Due to the severe drought in Texas, Canyon has made a decision to keep the water reduction measures they have introduced effective until winter.
“We need the (water use) numbers to stay down for a considerable period of time,” said Canyon Public Works Director Dan Reese

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Geyser Erupts From Manhole, Lifts Car Into the Air [VIDEO]

Earlier in the week, a massive storm dumped almost 12 inches of rain in less than hour on Montreal, causing the city’s sewer system to swell. In this amateur video shown on ‘Today,’ a cameraman filmed as a geyser of water blew off a manhole cover and lifted a parked car into the air.

The geyser started slowly at first, lifting the car only inches off the ground. But eventually, a massive torrent of water exploded from the sewer system and hoisted the backend of the vehicle several feet off the ground.

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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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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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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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T. Boone Pickens And Ted Turner Speak On Renewable And Alternative Energy
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Billionaire Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens Sells Water Rights To Panhandle

A 103 Million dollar deal was settled upon as Panhandle officials signed a water deal with Billionaire Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens. The water rights are about 443,000 acres in Roberts County. This was a very huge deal for the Panhandle.

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