DROUGHT RESPONSE: Long-Term Approach to Protecting Water Supply Avoids “Hydro-Illogical” Cycle
When much-needed rains soaked many parts of the state, residents and media outlets cheered, “The drought has broken!” The rains were a relief to those areas; however, much of the state remains in a serious drought, and many municipalities in other areas are cautiously maintaining their Stage I, Stage II, or even Stage III drought status.
Fortunately, those municipalities have avoided falling prey to the “hydro-illogical” cycle, where apathy follows rain, and then concern follows a drought, which leads to panic after the drought continues.
DroughtSensewill begin to focus on helping clients protect their water supplies from future droughts and encourage long-term approaches to address Texas’ water supply issues. You will begin to see articles on proactive approaches to drought-resistance, contingency plans for future droughts and methods for implementing those approaches and plans. We will also continue to post weekly updates on the drought.