News Digest - October 18, 2021

  • This week’s TWDB Weekly Drought Report shows rapid expansion of drought as rainfall has been excessive in some areas and scarce in others. The state has not had this much area of drought since early June.
  • Temperatures in Texas are rising to the point that the average annual temperature is expected to be 3 degrees warmer by 2036 than the average of the 1950s. “Climate change is slightly shifting everything: It’s slightly breaking infrastructure, and it’s pushing us beyond what we design things for. When you add all of that up, it’s monumental.”

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