Drought Update 8-24-12: More of the Same

Published 08/24 2012 07:40AM

Updated 08/30 2012 07:09AM

While Category 5 "exceptional drought" remains in Texoma, there were some areas that saw improvement due to recent rain fall. The NIDIS or National Integrated Drought Information System, also known as the U.S. Drought Monitor has released the latest information on drought in Texoma.  

As of Thursday, August 21st, 2012 here is how the drought breaks down:

No Drought:
None

Stage 1 (D0): Abnormally Dry
None

Stage 2 (D1):  Moderate Drought
Montague
Young

Stage 3 (D2):  Severe Drought
Palo Pinto
Childress
Archer
Clay
Throckmorton

Stage 4 (D3):  Extreme Drought
Jefferson
Wichita
Wilbarger
Baylor
Hardeman
Foard
Knox
Jack
Cottle
King
Stephens

Stage 5 (D4):  Exceptional Drought
Jackson
Tillman
Cotton
Comanche

~ KFDX Meteorologist Kevin Puricelli

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