News Digest - November 15, 2021

  • The latest TWDB Drought Watch shows improvements in North Central and South Texas, but continued degradation in West Texas. Overall, this is the state's first week-to-week drought decrease in 9 weeks.
  • The court has approved a settlement of $626 million in the Flint water crisis. 80% of the money will go to residents who were first exposed to the contaminated water at younger than 18 years of age, as they were put at the greatest risk for developing neurological and physical problems from the lead poisoning. “The settlement reached here is a remarkable achievement for many reasons, not the least of which is that it sets forth a comprehensive compensation program and timeline that is consistent for every qualifying participant.”

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