Wichita Falls water users should have recycled waste water coming to their homes and businesses in May.
After letting their burn ban expire in late February in the hopes some rain would arrive, Clay County commissioners have enacted a new ban.
Environmentalists have advice for consumers on what they should do before the country's drought drives up food prices.
California's drought could cause major problems for North America's second largest sake producer.
Here is the long term drought forecast for Texoma.
Home and Garden Show vendors give tips to have a garden while we deal with very little rain fall.
After Wichita Falls city officials give the green light to cloud seeding yesterday, the company that will keep their eye on the sky is making preparations to do just that when the time is right.
California's ongoing drought has vineyard owners seriously concerned.
Desperate for rain, dozens in California take part in a rain dance.
The severe lack of rainfall has made this past year tough on cattle ranchers.
Starting December 2nd, Archer City will join Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, and Holliday in implementing the highest stage of drought restrictions.
Lake levels are now at the 30% capacity mark and the city of Wichita Falls expects to be under a Stage 4 Drought Disaster Saturday.
More than 40,000 feet of pipe still needs to be installed in the emergency reclaimed water project for Wichita Falls.
Will controversial farm subsidies remain in the next Farm Bill headed to Congress?
With Halloween less than two weeks away and Thanksgiving coming up next month, it's time to go out there and get that pumpkin.
Dundee State Fish Hatchery employees still busy despite Texas Parks and Wildlife Department temporarily suspending operations nearly two years ago.
Another Texoma city is ratcheting up restrictions to conserve water.
With lake levels at their all-time lows, Texoma homeowners continue to make changes to do their part to conserve. Homeowners are now installing synthetic grass.
Wichita Falls and its wholesale water customers meet and discuss increase in water rates.
Wichita Falls, TX. -- With plans to begin using reclaimed waste water next year, the city of Wichita Falls is trying to smooth the transition now by answering questions and concerns residents may have.
One way the city is doing that is with a twenty minute video explaining the project.
Archer County, TX. -- If you drive around Wichita Falls you can tell right away most landscaping and yards was not planned for a low water environment.
But that could be the shape of things to come, not only in this area, but all across Texas and other parts of the nation.
And many developers are already looking into the future when they plan new residential areas.
The water may have been flowing plenty early Thursday after the rain, but Wichita Falls City Officials say while it's a start, we're still a ways off from where we want to be.
Wichita Falls, TX. - One industry that is severely impacted by the drought restrictions is golf courses.
Officials at the city's Champions Golf Course in Wichita Falls say they use raw water from Lake Kickapoo and rain water from an irrigation pond to water their greens.
Wichita Falls isn't expected to go into stage 4 water restrictions for a couple of months, but one stage 4 restriction could come sooner than that. City leaders say they will discuss ending one day a week sprinkler irrigation before stage 4 is even declared.
Wichita Falls, TX. - Without rain soon, stage four water restrictions could go into affect this summer for Wichita Falls.
The city council is set to vote on the proposed new restrictions Tuesday.
Public Works Director Russell Schreiber said going into stage four does not mean we will run out of water, it's just the last part of a proactive plan the city hopes will preserve our water supply.
"The last little sliver of water that the customers could potentially give up," says Schreiber.
In just a few days, a local nursery is closing it's doors after more than 60 years.
Many in Wichita Falls turn to a higher power in hopes of receiving some rain.
National Integrated Drought Information System releases new information.
Did the rainfall across Texoma do anything to help relieve the drought?
The NWS's Climate Prediction Center has released their long term outlook for the months of April, May and June 2013.
With projections of above average temperatures and below average rainfall for the coming months growers are starting to get a little worried.
The ongoing lack of rain has caused a majority of Texoma to be put in the highest level of drought stage.
Drought stricken areas won't see much precipitation in the coming months.
The Texas government keeps a list of a communities that could run out of water within 180 days.
Once again this year, Texoma is in the catch 22 situation for weather.
Texas' interest in reservoirs is reviving as the drought persists and growing cities scramble for new water supplies.
The list of Texoma counties in the highest stage of drought is growing longer and longer as the weeks go by without significant rain or snow.
Surrounding Wichita Falls towns will have to comply with Wichita Falls Stage 3 restrictions once they go into effect.
City officials estimate stage three emergency restrictions will hit in one to two weeks.
Oklahoma lake that provides water to thousands living nearby is drying up.
Most parts of Texoma got decent rainfall the past couple of days.
Areas across Texas experiencing severe forms of drought.
Stage 3 drought restrictions haven't been implemented in Wichita Falls just yet, but city leaders say unless we see some rain, it's just a matter of time.
The worst U.S. drought in decades has deepened again after more than a month of encouraging reports of slowly improving conditions.
How will this year's drought affect the price of Thanksgiving dinner?
Despite cooler temperatures, local firefighters say the threat of a major wildfire is not over.
Water restrictions got tougher Tuesday after Wichita Falls city councilors approved changes to stage three water restrictions.
Weather conditions are creating an infestation of the deadly spiders in parts of Oklahoma.
Ranchers in Texoma brace for hard times after drought conditions impact cattle industry.
According to the most recent water usage report, Wichita Falls residents are using 20% less water than they were before the drought, but residents aren't the only ones trying to conserve water.
A second straight summer of drought restrictions is prompting some
Texomans to ask, "Why has the City never looked at adding a fourth
reservoir for its water supply?"
Wichita Falls officials says crews will begin paroling Monday to ensure every one is following the Stage Two water restriction rules.
With Wichita Falls wanting to cut overall water use by 15 percent. Many residents now are left wondering if their yards and plants will survive through the summer.
Tougher water restrictions in Wichita Falls to be enforced beginning Monday, June 11th.
Quanah's City Council approves moving from Stage 4 water restriction, to Stage 3 Tuesday night
Lawn care companies are seeing a much different picture so far this year
compared to last year ... And they're staying extremely busy trying to
help lawns recover from last year ... and battle weeds this year.
Trees and shrubs all throughout Texoma are dying as a result of last
year's drought ... and now, the city of Wichita Falls is working to
replace some of them.
This weekend's rainfall certainly a welcome sight in Texoma, but it wasn't enough to lift drought restrictions in Throckmorton.
Governor Perry Extends Drought and Fire Emergency Disaster Proclamations
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) may temporarily close the Dundee Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls during the upcoming production season due to a declining water supply.