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West Texas fearful of prologned drought, being forgotten
Despite recovery in its large cities and central and eastern areas, Texas’s west side is still parched. The entire state was in drought last year, but a wet winter everywhere but the Trans-Pecos region in the West brought things back to normal. Because the area is sparsely populated with few large cities, citizens fear that legislators could forget about their need for water.
Many ranchers in the area have been forced to cut back their cattle numbers. Those in the Trans-Pecos region could be threatened by cities such as El Paso and water speculators that are buying land in rural areas containing water underneath to be used in cities.
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