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Drought conditions overall have improved from the previous week. The DSCI (drought severity and coverage index) decreased from 63 to 61. A powerful storm system impacted much of the continental United States delivering heavy rain and snow to the West, snow and wind to parts of the Plains and upper Midwest and severe weather and tornadoes to the mid-Mississippi valley and Southeast coast. Degradations in drought conditions for the previous week were limited to an expansion of abnormally dry conditions in Texas.

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Note: This is the first part in a series. Read part two here.

Securing a safe and reliable source of water is a primary goal for any municipality. This is especially so in Texas, which in recent years has experienced record-breaking droughts and population growth.

Currently, Texas Water...

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March 8-14 is National Groundwater Awareness Week, which promotes the importance of preserving this natural resource. The National Groundwater Protection Association offers many resources on its website, including articles, videos and fliers about being a good steward of groundwater.

National Groundwater Awareness Week is especially important for the state of Texas during the current drought. Groundwater provides an estimated 80% of

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Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Zebra mussels are back in the news, and as they spread farther into North Texas, Freese and Nichols is helping to address the threat posed by the invasive species.

(Star-Telegram article: Officials bracing for spread of zebra mussels​)

So far, the major impact of zebra mussels on our clients has been that North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has lost access to water supply from Lake Texoma because of...

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