Thursday, May 21, 2015

Flood of relief

Storms wipe 'exceptional drought' off the map in Texas

 Despite heavy rains, more than a dozen reservoirs and waterways, like the Medina River near Bandera, are still at critical levels.   KIN MAN HUI

Houston Chronicle

Dallas Morning News

The downpours that filled North Texas lakes washed away the last pockets of drought across much of the Dallas area. "Exceptional drought" — the most severe category — has been wiped off the Texas map for the first time since July 2012, according to the latest Drought Monitor. But there are still significant problems in other parts of the state, including Austin, San Angelo and Amarillo.


Tri-state group unanimously supports river plan

News Service Of Florida

A potential landmark in Florida’s long-running dispute with Georgia and Alabama over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system came last week, when 56 people from the three states unanimously approved what they described as a “sustainable water management plan.”


Florida sours on sugar land as Everglades fix


The push to buy more Big Sugar land for Everglades restoration hit a big roadblock. The agency that leads Everglades restoration rejected the chance to buy another 46,800 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. That land could be used to store water for replenishing the Everglades.

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