Three signs of how bad it actually is:
1. Lake Travis
I was in Lake Travis last week. The lake is emptier that I’ve ever seen it before. And the low water level means little water flow, which translates directly to a dirtier than usual lake. We need some rain badly. More pictures including girls in bikinis upon request.
2. Texas drought
The local drought is so bad that it actually made it to The Economist.
3. Watering restrictions
To top things off, on Friday I received an interesting phone message from the City of Austin about new water restrictions going into effect (click here to listen). So now I am only allowed to water my lawn on Saturdays, which happens to be the day I shower as well.