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U.S. Drought Monitor

Rain this past week has lessened drought conditions in much of Northeast Texas, though we're far from out of trouble. A patch of extreme drought remains in half of Franklin County. A week ago extreme conditions covered several counties east of Hunt and Fannin counties.

U.S. Drought Monitor

Thursday’s report from U.S. Drought Monitor shows a patch of extreme drought over large parts of Hopkins and Franklin counties for the first time since midwinter 2017.

U.S. Drought Monitor

Northeast Texas remains in moderate to severe drought this week. The conditions are part of a growing trend across Texas. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

The City of Greenville says it will not be issuing burn permits for residents or businesses for a while. The move is the limit of the city’s authority to ban outdoor burning. 

Drought conditions have improved and spread at the same time in Northeast Texas. Whereas last week showed spots of moderate drought, Thursday’s report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that with the exception of Fannin County and slivers of Grayson and Lamar counties, all of Northeast Texas is abnormally dry.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought conditions grew across Northeast Texas this past week. But the Panhandle has finally gotten some relief.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

After a generally damp winter and spring, signs of drought have returned to three counties in Northeast Texas.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Northeast Texas is finally out of drought. After several weeks of increasingly dry conditions regionwide, last week’s heavy rains removed all layers of drought status between Dallas County and Texarkana.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

According to the Texas Water Development Board, Northeast Texas is still in a state of moderate drought, despite all the rain that fell on the area last week.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Drought conditions continue to worsen across Texas as a whole, but recent rain here in Northeast Texas has either mildly improved or stanched worsening the nagging dry conditions. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Texas is in its worst state of drought in more than three years. 

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

Officials in Lamar County say multiple wildfires have led them to extend the county’s burn ban for another month. On Tuesday the County Commissioner’s Court extended the ban until January 10.

The Commissioner's Court also doubled the possible penalty. Anyone caught burning brush or leaves could face a $1000 fine.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Despite some weekend rainfall, drought conditions are back to moderate throughout much of Northeast Texas. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Despite some rain this week, drought conditions have returned to Northeast Texas. The latest report from the Texas Water Development Board shows abnormally dry conditions returned to the entire northeastern corner of the state over the past week.

Photo by U.S. Drought Monitor.
Photo by U.S. Drought Monitor.

Drought conditions in Texas have gotten worse over the past week. The latest report from the Texas Water Development Board found that rainfall deficits as high as 50 percent off normal over the past two months have left more than a third of Texas in some stage of drought.

NPR

Northeast Texas cotton growers will be harvesting soon, as the region's agriculture producers are beginning to suffer from drought effects, according to this week's Texas Agrilife crop and weather report.

State of Texas

Many Texas business leaders and Republicans are advocating dipping into the state's Rainy Day Fund to the tune of $2 billion to fund the state's water plan.

Cindy Roller / KETR

Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas.

Finding Positives From the 2011 Texas Drought

Sep 28, 2012
mrchriscornwell / Flickr

Nearly a week removed from summer, and a large portion of the U.S. is still recovering from a drought-stricken season. But it’s a much better scene in Texas now than it was at this point a year ago.

Thanks to Rains, Counties Rescind Burn Bans

Aug 28, 2012

The Hunt County Commissioners vote Tuesday to lift its burn ban was the third cancelation in the past week.

KHSig321 / Flickr

COOPER - Recent rains have done little to help the region fend off increasingly dry conditions, prompting Delta and Fannin County Commissioners Monday to order a burn ban.

On Drought, Texas to Nation: We Know How You Feel

Jul 19, 2012
WxMom / Flickr

While it isn’t a repeat of last year - one of the worst Texas has ever seen - drought conditions are abundant in 2012. But it’s the nation as a whole who is experiencing its worst drought in decades.

The lack of rain in Northeast Texas has had an effect on crops and hay production, as well as the landscape.