water http://wwno.org en Texas Seeks New Water Supplies Amid Drought http://wwno.org/post/texas-seeks-new-water-supplies-amid-drought The punishing seven-year drought of the 1950s in Texas brought about the modern era of water planning. But the drought of 2011 was the hottest, driest 12 months on record there.<p>Though only a handful of towns saw their water sources dry up last summer, it got so bad that cities, industries and farmers began to think the unthinkable: Would they run out of water?<p>With the state's population expected to double by 2060, Texas must begin an expensive and politically charged search for new water sources. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 10:08:00 +0000 John Burnett 15294 at http://wwno.org