Water scarcity is nothing new for some Texans, but last year’s crisis brought the issue to the forefront and many questions have yet to be answered. To further explore the issue, KUT News, StateImpact Texas and Texas Monthly are running an ongoing series called “Life By the Drop: Drought, Water and the Future of Texas.”
A recent installment is available on the Texas Tribune website:
Mose Buchele looks at Wharton County, where water concerns have imperiled a generation of rice farmers.
A longer and more comprehensive audio story can also be found via Texas Tribune:
In a special report on the 2011 drought, KUT News, StateImpact Texas and Texas Monthly examine how the state will manage a growing population amid a shrinking water supply.
Visit StateImpact Texas for more on the series.