Permian Basin Drought Problems Getting National Attention
Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The drought problem in the Basin is getting national attention.

An article written by the Texas Tribune highlights the water problems in the area.

It's gaining even more exposure after being picked up by the New York Times and other national news outlets.

The Texas Tribune article puts emphasis on the dry conditions caused by the "La Nina" weather pattern and its effects on the vegetation, water sources and city water restrictions.

The article goes on to say that without significant rainfall reservoirs that supply the basin with water may be dry by 2013.