The first serious coverage of water in TEXAS MONTHLY came just a couple months shy of our two-year anniversary, in a story by Greg Curtis entitled “Disaster, Part I. Lubbock is running out of water.” (A companion piece, “Disaster, Part II,” argued that Houston was sinking…
West Texans are going to have to figure out what they’re going to do when the well runs dry.
More than 300 million trees died in Texas in 2011 due to extreme drought conditions
KUT's Terrence Henry and Mose Buchele discuss the stories behind their research and reporting on the drought.
Lake levels are down, but things just might be looking up for fishermen. Two thirteen-pounders were snagged from a depleted reservoir, and officials say there's more where they came from.
For more than 75 years, rice farmers in Matagorda County and elsewhere along the Gulf have shared the waters of the Colorado River with urban residents in the Hill Country. But with city centers booming and an almost-certain drought ahead, the state is being forced to choose between a water-intensive crop and a water-intensive population.
Texas shed roughly 600,000 cattle in 2011, record drop that threatens to reshape the industry.
The drought leaves nothing untouched. This week the ongoing drought impacts the state’s groundwater, state parks, and horses.
It will be remembered as the year of smoke and devastation, as drought-fueled flames wreaked unprecedented havoc across Texas, from Bastrop County to Possum Kingdom. A photographic and oral history of the 2011 wildfires.