Climate Change, Water Restrictions, and New Homes

Agreed.

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We headed 2 hours north today, to Wichita Falls. While the rest of North Texas has had weekly rain storms, helping to put a little dent into the long-standing drought, Wichita has completely missed the rain. Storms have come right up to this prairie town and then split, going north and south but never quite hitting the city directly.

It’s strange what drought looks like after several years. If you look out over the rooftops in the old subdivisions, you see some green but a lot of dead tree limbs, too. Some trees struggling, trying to hold on while others have completely given up. Trees are being cut down, too, at an alarming rate. Once dead, they become a fire hazard. And more will come this summer because the town is at Stage 3 water rationing and headed, within the month, to stage 4.

Which makes it all the stranger…

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Climate Change, Water Restrictions, and New Homes

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