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The Texas Drought Continues

Updated on August 21, 2013

Where Is The Lake?

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May 2011

It is a repeat of two summers ago. No rain, low water levels, a drought. We began the summer of 2010 with full lakes and then the rain stopped. As we move into May, drought conditions are evident across our state.

Most of the state of Texas is affected by the drought. Strong warm winds have been blowing across the area, creating a severe fire hazard. Grass fires are a continual threat. Our trees are suffering, the creeks are drying up, and even our lawns reflect the lack of a good rain.

Yes there have been some showers here and there, but not enough to make a difference. We are in desperate need of rain.

2013

The year 2012 has ended and our drought continues. We have had a few days of rain here and there, but area lakes are still very low. Lake Travis has been hovering around 40 percent full for weeks.

Because of the lack of rain, we had almost no color in the trees this past Fall. The drought damage is evident in area trees. Strong winds from the south and strong winds with our cold fronts have ripped damaged branches from their perch. Dead trees stand bare in the fields.

The boat ramps have closed long ago. Local marinas have moved farther out into the lake to keep lake access.

A seven year drought has been mentioned, but only time will tell. Meanwhile our eyes are focused on the clouds as we utter prayers for rain!

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    pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

    You can have some of our snow (just dumped some 5/4/2011) some Spring. I'll put Texas in my prayers for rain.

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    Paula Kirchner 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thank you Fossillady!

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    Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    I'll pray for rain for your Texas!!

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    Paula Kirchner 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thanks, Kirutaye!

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    kirutaye 6 years ago from London, UK

    I hope you get your wish. Let it rain!!!

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