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Climate Change in Texas

Texas drought strengthens its grip, triggering wildfires, water restrictions and crop disasters

Hundreds of wildfires have broken out this spring. More than a dozen areas are under voluntary or mandatory water use restrictions, and more than 200 Texas counties have been designated as crop disaster areas.

Extremely dry conditions throughout the region likely contributed to a prescribed burn in Bastrop State Park to exceeding its containment and causing a nearly 800 acre wildfire on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Bastrop.

Water supply worries lawmakers

Most Texas counties receive crop disaster designations

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