News Digest - April 4, 2022

  • State regulators and energy companies are on high alert after being made aware of increased cyber threats by Russian hackers to energy infrastructure. While it is not unusual to detect hackers probing networks for weak points, the frequency of hackers probing energy-related facilities in Texas has increased since the invasion of Ukraine began in February.
  • Austin may soon return to ‘Stage One Drought Response’ for the first time since September 2018 as the extreme drought persists. This stage begins when the combined storage of Lake Buchanan and Travis reaches or drops below 1.4 million acre-feet, and the storage is currently at 1.53 million acre-feet of water.

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