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Texas drought status improves

Only 47 percent of Texas remains in moderate to exceptional drought categories.  

Only 47 percent of Texas remains in moderate to exceptional drought status, according to the latest Texas Drought report from the Texas Water Development Board.

“Most of the state showed improvement,” the report says, “with an additional 5 percent of the state completely out of drought.”

Wichita Falls remains the driest area in the state, showing areas of Extreme and Exceptional drought. Overall, the entire state remains “more than 15 percentage points lower than normal for this time of year."


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That 47 percent ranking in moderate to exceptional drought compares to 51 percent last week, 88 percent three months ago and 81 percent last year.

State reservoirs are currently 63 percent full, no change from last week but 3 points better than three months ago and slightly lower than the 65 percent at this time last year. Normally, reservoir level is at 80 percent full at this time of year.


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