More Drought Articles

  • Agriculture chief visits water-starved families

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. Vilsack also announced $9.7 million in new emergency drought aid...

  • In dry California, water fetching record prices

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state's farmland are making...

  • Texas' recent rains improve drought, lake levels

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday. Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map,...

  • Dire drought forecast for Wichita Falls region

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city experiencing its worst drought on record may face a decade or longer of persistent hot, dry weather, state and federal climatologists warned at a public forum Tuesday. Wichita Falls, about 110 miles northwest of Fort Worth, will likely need to...



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