Jul 15, 2013 1:58 PM by Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a drought disaster proclamation for much of the state, including some of Texas' most populated areas.
Perry renewed the proclamation on Friday. The proclamation allows impacted counties to receive private and public assistance to deal with a drought that has been lingering in some areas since late 2010. The proclamation includes Dallas and the Austin area.
Much of Texas has been struggling with drought for about three years.
In 2011, a historic one-year dry spell parched the state, making water issues a top priority for lawmakers in their most recent legislative session. They set aside $2 billion for a new fund that would help build key infrastructure to ensure the state has enough water for its rapidly growing population.
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