Recent Rains Reduce Drought Intensity in Some Counties

The latest drought information is in from the "National Integrated Drought Information System" (NIDIS) as of Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Recent rains have had an effect and eight counties changed drought stage designation down at least one level.

Here is the list of Texoma counties in their drought designation level.  A numeral in parenthesis with a minus indicates how many drought levels the county dropped from last week's report.

Stage 5 "Exceptional"
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Baylor
  • Young
  • Throckmorton
  • Knox
  • Tillman
  • Jackson

Stage 4 "Extreme"
  • Archer (-1)
  • Foard
  • Clay (-1)
  • Jack
  • Montague
  • Comanche (-1)
  • Cotton (-1)
  • Stephens (-1)

Stage 3 "Severe"
  • Jefferson (-2)
  • Palo Pinto (-1)
  • Hardeman
  • Childress
  • Cottle
  • King (-1)
Stage 2 "Moderate"
  • None

Stage 1 "Abnormally Dry"

  • None

This map shows the drought intensity per county across Texoma:


This information is updated from the NIDIS each Thursday at 7:30a.m. C.D.T.

KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp

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