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Drought in Central Texas the Worst Ever, Official Says

Austin's water utility director says that the current drought is the worst Central Texas has ever faced and that the city may need to consider extreme measures next year.

A view of downtown Austin from River Street.

Austin's water utility director says that the current drought is the worst Central Texas has ever faced and that the city may need to consider extreme measures next year to deal with the rapidly dwindling lakes that supply the city with water. As the Austin American-Statesman reports, utility director Greg Meszaros told the Austin City Council that under the worst-case scenario — in which conservation measures are not taken and low inflows continue — the lakes will go dry in two to three years.

 

 

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