First Half Of 2008 Could Be Among 10 Driest For Texas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas is parched and hot.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows about 95 percent of
Texas is now in some stage of drought.
In late May, only about 59 percent of Texas had some degree of
The Associated Press reports that one year ago 99 percent of the
state was drought-free.
Worst hit now is the San Antonio area, which is in extreme
drought and has had just under four inches of rain since January
The National Weather Service says that's the driest ever for
that time span.
The drought forced the Edwards Aquifer Authority this week to
implement the first stage of groundwater restrictions. The aquifer
supplies drinking water to San Antonio.
Burn bans are in effect in nearly half of the state's 254

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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