PBS reports on the continuing Texas drought and its impact on small towns.
Some areas don’t have enough water to fight fires, and last year the fire season was the worst ever. The town of Robert Lee is building a pipeline to another water source and twownspeople are volunteering to help build it. The State of Texas has now officially acknowleged that climate change is real.
In the town of Spicewood Beach near Austin, the Lower Colorado River Authority pumped so much water from their wells to sell elsewhere that the wells went dry. How crazy is that? Residents are rationed to 50 gallons of water a day, water is trucked in, and property values have nose-dived.