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Drought continues to expand through Brazos Valley

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 9:26 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - We are far from surprised at this point, but continued weeks of dry weather has lead to another expansion of drought across the area and state. The latest Drought Monitor now places the vast majority of the Brazos Valley in at least “Abormally Dry” category as per the US Drought Monitor.

In theme with that, Houston County has been the latest to enact a Burn Ban, prohibiting outdoor burning for the next week. 11 out of our 16 counties are now under active Burn Bans.

June continues to be harshly dry and hot, and may go down as the hottest average temperature recorded for the month when all is said and done. Thankfully, prospects for rain are looking much better as we get toward the last few days of June.

The amount of rain we need to get it all back to “normal”? It is a lot. Shel Winkley takes a deeper dive into the state of the state and what’s needed to quench our soils.

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