Coping with Climate Change: 2 Texas Towns Struggle for Water

This video documents the impact of the 2011 drought on the water supply of two Texas towns. It discusses how the higher temperatures have increased the evaporation from open reservoirs, resulting in a drop in their water levels. The use of water in fighting wildfires has also contributed to this drawdown. While some jurisdictions have been able to develop pipelines to other sources, others have had to resort to trucking water in.

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PBS Newshour
PBS
Video length 10:19 min.

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Sound and visuals are excellent.

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