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The Upside To Weeks Of Rain In Texas: Finally Emerging From Drought

Tropical Depression Bill, formerly Tropical Storm Bill, is making its way north across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, bringing more rain to an area that’s already seen more than its fair share in recent weeks.

But there has been an upside to the past month of heavy rains: some parts of Texas have finally emerged from years of devastating drought conditions. Take Wichita Falls, Texas, where a year ago the city’s water supply reservoirs were less than a quarter full, and the city was at Stage 5 drought emergency conditions.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson checks back in with Wichita Falls City Manager  Darron Leiker about his city’s decision yesterday to finally lift emergency water restrictions, which have been in place for the last four years.


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