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With the exception of the Panhandle and parts of Southern Texas, February was moderately dry. Several fronts made their way across the state, but there was never a significant source of moisture during any of these events to bring precipitation. As of March 1, reservoirs were at 67.0 percent of conservation storage, 2 percent less than the previous record and almost 5 percent less than 2012. Because of this, more regions of the state are attempting to curtail their water use. The Edwards Plateau region has approved a plan designed after the 1950s drought plan, estimated to cost between $16 and $18 million. The Lower Colorado River Authority is hoping to find 100,000 acre-feet for new reservoirs, Quanah is seeking to build new wells, and Potter, Comal, and Wichita Falls are enforcing more severe water restrictions.

With the onset of spring, harvesting and new planting is a concern for farmers. Dry soil moisture conditions near Wichita Falls and El Paso has caused farmers to pump groundwater and replant to keep their pecan, bean, and pea harvests from going under. Loss of grazing land over the last several months has caused ranchers to sell off their livestock and meat-packaging plants to close, costing 2000 jobs. Corn planting was down after increased corn priced were expected to boost numbers. Not all of the state is in as poor condition, as recent snowfall in the Panhandle has helped replenish upper-level soil moisture and has farmers in the region optimistic.

17,000 homes and business lost power in Dallas and anywhere between $150,000 and $200,000 in structural damage in Alice occurred during a frontal passage. Separate storm systems caused flooding in Longview and Beaumont, and winter storms in the low plains and the Panhandle have caused traffic problems and flight cancellations. Winds in El Paso, south Texas, and northeast Texas have been kicking up dust and drying grasses: the dust has been causing respiratory problems and the dry grasses have led to wildfires, burning over 100 acres in Titus County. Some of the previous damage to Bastrop from fires in 2011 is being repaired, however, as 30,000 new saplings have been planted in the area.
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