Environment
3:26 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Drought Map Shows No Significant Changes

As far as the Texas drought goes, no news might be good news.

After steadily improving for months, the U.S. Drought Monitor map shows statewide drought conditions have reached a plateau.

Heavy rains two weeks ago brought more than 10 percent of the state out of any drought. That number remains steady.

This week, less than one percent of the state is classified in the most severe drought level. Last year about three quarters of the state saw that condition.

While more of the state is under drought right now than last week, it’s an increase of less than a tenth of a percent.

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