After California is Texas the next Drought Stricken State

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Global warming seems to have taken its toll in most parts of the country. First it is the severe California Drought, which has forced the authorities to impose mandatory water cuts, and now its the North Texas region that is undergoing same problems.

For the first time since May 19, part of North Texas is once again under drastic dry conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Water levels Diminishing

Record rainfall in May ended the drought, but since then the percentage of the state under dry conditions continues to increase.

A week ago, 13.55 percent of the state was under abnormally dry conditions and only .65 percent was under a moderate drought. This week, 27.67 percent of the state is abnormally dry and 4.61 percent are under a moderate drought.

Parts of East Texas facing the Heat

In East Texas, parts of Marion and Harrison counties are under a severe drought.

The Piney Woods region of the state is largely the most impacted by dry weather at this point, though part of the abnormally dry areas do extend into the Gulf Coast and Prairies and Lakes region, where North Texas is located.

The Panhandle, Big Bend Country, South Tex… MORE

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