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Listen In, Lubbock: Water security varies across drought-plagued Texas

An outdoor faucet drips water
Matthew James Guy
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Communities across Texas are implementing water restrictions to combat the drought, but that's only a temporary solution.

Recent rain helped, but Texas and the southwestern United States are still experiencing an extreme drought. And the effects of that are really being felt in the Rio Grande Valley. Communities there are conserving what water they can, but that’s only a temporary solution to what will be a long-term problem as water becomes more scarce in the region.

Later in the show, we’ll talk about how Lubbock has planned for a future when there is less water.

Guests:
Pablo De La Rosa, Texas Public Radio
Aubrey Spear, City of Lubbock

Helpful links:
Water becomes a black market south of the border, experts say scarcity could impact Texas border communities soon from Texas Public Radio

Water restrictions increase along the scorched border as Falcon Reservoir steadily fades from Texas Public Radio

Scorched border counties downstream of depleted Falcon Lake face ‘threat of imminent disaster’ from Texas Public Radio

Weekend rain provides little relief to severe water shortage on the Rio Grande from Texas Public Radio

The City of Lubbock's Strategic Water Supply Plan

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