Around oil and gas fields in Texas, water supplies run thin

Dallas Morning News: Jack Watts has been drilling water wells in the countryside around Fort Worth for decades. And in the last five years he has seen something he says he’s never seen before. Customers around the natural gas fields atop the Barnett Shale are turning on their taps to find their wells have run dry, the victim of falling groundwater levels beneath their homes. “Before, you just had the cities and the co-ops and ranchers watering their cattle, some dry-land farming,” Watts said. “But with the shale......

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