Conserving water is a smart strategy to employ before the next drought
August 4, 2015
The last few weeks have been hot and dry in our area. Still depending on what indicators you use, most of Texas – including Harris County – is no longer experiencing drought.
That’s great news for our state, which has endured drought conditions since 2010.
The bad news: Harris County – along with the rest of Texas – will suffer through droughts again if history is any guide, and future droughts will likely be aggravated by climate change. A new bipartisan report states: “By the end of the century, the Southeast and Texas will likely experience dangerous levels of extreme heat.” Hotter temperatures will only increase the need for water for farms, fish and people.
Careful planning to take care of our state’s future water needs is crucial, especially given our area’s explosive growth.
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