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Texas Lake Slowly Recovers From Drought

It continues to rain today in South Central Texas, which was hit hard by devastating flooding this week. The heavy rains have brought an end to the extreme drought there, which began in 2010.

In September 2013, John Williams, who owns Thunderbird Lodge and Resort on Lake Buchanan in Central Texas, spoke with Here & Now. The lake had shrunk to about one-third capacity.

Host Jeremy Hobson checks back in with Williams to see how his business and the lakes are faring now.

Guest

  • John Williams, owner of Thunderbird Lodge and Resort on Lake Buchanan in Central Texas.

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This photo taken by John Williams' daughter Tiffany Jowers shows the creek bottom, where the water is normally 20 to 25 feet deep.  Right now, it's about 6 inches deep, but John says "we're glad it is flowing." (Tiffany Jowers)
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This photo taken by John Williams' daughter Tiffany Jowers shows the creek bottom, where the water is normally 20 to 25 feet deep. Right now, it's about 6 inches deep, but John says "we're glad it is flowing." (Tiffany Jowers)

This photo taken by John Williams' daughter Tiffany Jowers shows the creek bottom, where the water is normally 20 to 25 feet deep.  Right now, it's about 6 inches deep, but John says "we're glad it is flowing." (Tiffany Jowers)
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This photo taken by John Williams' daughter Tiffany Jowers shows the creek bottom, where the water is normally 20 to 25 feet deep. Right now, it's about 6 inches deep, but John says "we're glad it is flowing." (Tiffany Jowers)