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Drought conditions have once again shown a slight deterioration overall as compared to the previous week. Dry conditions continued to dominate in the Desert Southwest and in parts of the Central Rockies. Farther east across the Great Plains, scattered thunderstorms led to some improvement. Overall, the eastern half of the United States continues to remain mostly free of drought conditions entirely.

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Note: This is the first part in a series. 

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 Development Board (TWDB) population growth estimates predict an additional 12 million people in...

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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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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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