With Lakes Drying Up, Businesses Are Parched

New York Times: A late-summer day on the lake is as much a part of Austin’s culture as live music and breakfast tacos. But that part of this area’s identity suffered a blow on Labor Day when the lingering drought forced a longtime waterfront favorite to close its doors. Carlos’n Charlie’s, a Mexican restaurant and bar on the shores of Lake Travis that was open for nearly 20 years, shut down Sept. 2. The owners blamed a third consecutive year of dry weather. Central Texas lakes are at their lowest levels in more......

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