Mother Nature has showered upon us bountiful rains this spring...
Fish Creek, Southeast Arlington, TX 5-17-2015
Texas was dry. People across the State had been praying for rain. Barnhart, a small Texas town, ran out of water, The oil and gas industry sucked massive quantities of this precious resource for fracking. In case you missed it:
During our epic drought in the summer of 2011, there were many strange water shenanigans happening in Arlington, Texas. One church made a special deal with Chesapeake to supply them with water for fracking by running water pipelines from their decorative pond across the highway to a drill site. Our City treated it as a cash cow by selling it to gas operators. Grand Prairie had a water moratorium in place due to the drought, but that didn't stop Chesapeake. They hauled Arlington water across the city line, violating the site stipulations for the Fulson Drill Site. Here are those back stories:
While we've received copious amounts of rain this spring, and Fish Creek is full, the State is not yet out of the woods as far as the drought is concerned. And citizens have a long battle ahead due to the recent power grab by our State and the industry because Governor Greg Abbott just signed HB40 into law today. But the lakes and creeks are full, so for now we can enjoy this miraculous gift.