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Continuing drought in Texas causes lake levels to drop severely

A dock that once floated in Medina Lake hangs by wires on the side of the rocky bank.
A dock that once floated in Medina Lake hangs by wires on the side of the rocky bank.Photos by John Davenport / San Antonio Express-News via AP
Photos by John Davenport / San Antonio Express-News via AP

A dock that once floated in Medina Lake hangs by wires on the side of the rocky bank.
A dock that once floated in Medina Lake hangs by wires on the side of the rocky bank.Photos by John Davenport / San Antonio Express-News via AP

The banks of Tiki Island in the middle of Medina Lake, Texas, are exposed, Jan. 19, 2012, due to receding water levels. The lake is 52 feet down. It has not been this low in more than two decades, and the lake is expected to continue to lose a few inches every day as the 15-month drought continues.

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