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2008-11-20 19:48:56

A Texas A&M researcher said central Texas is suffering from extreme drought conditions that are expected to get worse during the next few months. Steve Quiring, a professor in the Department of Geography, said Austin is experiencing the sixth driest year ever recorded, with only 15 inches of rain this year -- half the normal year-to-date rainfall of 30 inches per year. (Hurricane) Ike didn't really make much of a dent in the drought, Quiring said Thursday in a release.

2008-10-14 15:00:14

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will hold a workshop in San Diego on October 21, 2008, to summarize current water conditions and preparations for the possibility that 2009 may be a dry year.

2008-10-13 00:00:16

By Tanalee Smith The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia - For farmer Malcolm Holm, water now is just like a new shovel or tractor - he has to buy it.

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2008-10-09 09:53:35

An anticipated increased incidence of climate-related extreme rainfall events in the Great Lakes region may raise the public health risk for the 40 million people who depend on the lakes for their drinking water, according to a new study.

2008-10-06 12:00:22

U.S. scientists say whether another Great Plains 1930s-type "dust bowl" again develops depends on underground water storage depth.

2008-10-03 12:00:12

By Matt Garfield / mgarfield@heraldonline.com A bailout plan of sorts for the fall planting season won approval Tuesday, clearing the way for homeowners in Rock Hill and much of York County to water their yards twice a week through November. The change takes effect immediately within city limits.

2008-09-26 21:00:17

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven southern counties are experiencing a moderate drought as West Virginia's fall forest fire season approaches. The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows the worst conditions are in Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

2008-09-23 15:00:17

The Department of Water Resources will hold a workshop in Santa Rosa on October 9, 2008, to summarize current water conditions and preparations for the possibility that 2009 may be a dry year. The workshop will begin at 10 am; location information and the agenda are below.

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The past few wet winters have been good to arid Utah, but history has proven that drought conditions will be here again, and the Utah Foundation wants to warn people about wasting water.


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Desertification
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Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

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