LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Recent rains across parts of Texas have brought 15 percent of the state out of the worst category of drought for the first time since last spring.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map released this Thursday shows 13.93 percent of Texas in exceptional drought, down from 20.41 percent last week.
For the first time since last March 6% of the State is out of the drought.
San Angelo has had its wettest start to a year on record - 5.98 inches. College Station has seen 12.98 inches, its second-wettest start.
Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport has received 15.33 inches since Dec. 1, and Houston Hobby Airport's is at 12.20 inches in that period.