Texas’ Matagorda Bay suffering from drought, water use

Dwindling rains, a stubborn drought and more demand for water upriver in Austin have taken a toll on the crabs, shrimp, oysters and fish that provide livelihoods for coastal communities. “We’re in bad shape already. The shrimp and oysters are almost gone,” said Treybig, a self-appointed defender of the bay and an advocate for people who depend on it to make a living. Big shrimp boats are chained up on shore; Treybig said their owners couldn’t make enough fishing to pay for fuel. Read [email protected]   12:53