Tag: drought

Rainfall improves drought, impacts agriculture

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com According to the Texas Water Development Board, recent rainfall experienced throughout the state improved drought conditions in the lower Rio Grande Valley. The statement released by the board adds, “The prognosis for more rain over the next week is promising, so perhaps we can reverse downward reservoir trends …

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Water district imposes consumption measures

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Water District has implemented water restrictions for the area as of Wednesday, February 27. According to a press release, the water district initiated Stage 2 Water Shortage Conditions in its existing Water Conservation Plan. With the initiation of Stage 2, the water district is …

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GREAT OUTDOORS: How Dry is It?

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade In spite of all the tropical plants and birds and in relation to the Gulf of Mexico, we do live in a desert – the Wild Horse Desert to be exact. Tales from the generations before us tell of dry years and how important water is to the …

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