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Last Updated: May 5th, 2014 - 08:35:03


Drought conditions worsening
By Michael Wright, Editor
May 5, 2014, 08:34

Drought conditions across the state of Texas are continuing to worsen, according to a report issued Monday, April 28 by the Texas Water Development Board (TDWB).

The report states, "The past week saw a continued worsening of drought conditions, especially in the extreme and exceptional drought categories."

Moore County is among the counties currently rated in a D4 drought, or exceptional drought, which is the highest intensity from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

TDWB also noted in its report that 69 percent of the state is currently in moderate to exceptional drought, which is ranging in intensity from D1 to D4. The entire Texas Panhandle is in either D3, extreme drought, or D4.

Read more about the drought report in the May 1 print edition.