City of Austin Appeals to Residents to Fight 5-Year Drought

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dry cracked soil due to drought in Texas. (Ann Worthy/Shutterstock)

In Austin, Texas, a drought has plagued residents for five years.

Now there is an initiative to replant parts of the city with “native” or “drought-resistant” plants that better suit the city's rocky ecology. These drought-resistant plants would also save water in the future.

To stay green, Austin is willing to parch it's many lawns for a greater community good. Joy Diaz, reporter for KUT in Austin, Texas, explains.

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Comments [1]

Kathleen Coskey

I did not appreciate that the reporter laughed when she said Austin residents were not allowed to water their lawns. Water availability is a serious issue. The secretary-general of the UN said he thought the next world war would be over water.

Aug. 13 2013 03:32 PM

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