Thursday, March 5, 2015
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As much as 64 percent of state suffers drought conditions
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor
Maps from the U.S. Drought Monitor show most of the state is abnormally dry, with 64 percent suffering either severe or extreme drought conditions. According to the monitor’s website, the analysis “represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists.”
The drought continued to expand in Texas, stunting crop growth, delaying planting, and putting additional stress on livestock producers, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. As of March 22, the U.S. Drought Monitor ranked 29 percent of Texas as being under an extreme drought, and more than another 30 percent as being under severe drought. Overall, according to the monitor, 98 percent of the state is abnormally dry. . . .
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