The Lone Star State can’t seem to stay out of the heat. In a new drought report by the Texas Water Development Board, the state saw worsening conditions that now affect two thirds of Texas.
About 25 percent of the state is suffering under “extreme” or “worse” drought conditions and two-thirds of Texas suffers from “moderate” or “worse” drought conditions.
Just four months ago, 46 percent of the state was dry enough to qualify as undergoing at least a “moderate” drought. The percent has risen to 67 percent today.
The northern and northeastern portions of the state are getting hit the hardest, and much of the state has seen less than 50 percent of normal rainfall.
The drought is slowly taking a toll on the state’s reservoirs. By the end of March, storage levels were 472,740 acre-feet less than the same month last year.