Central Texas drought: No change this week

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by ANDREW CHUNG / KVUE NEWS

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Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

The latest drought monitor map released by the National Drought Mitigation Center showed no change for Central Texas.

Lee, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties continue to be under extreme drought.

Gillespie County as well as portions of Blanco and Milam Counties are also experiencing extreme drought conditions.

The rest of Central Texas is still under severe drought with the exception of Burnet County, which is under moderate drought.

The Austin area would need nearly 11 inches of rain for the drought to end. Keep in mind -- that’s the amount needed to end the agricultural drought. Much more rain would be needed to fill up our lakes.

The rain that's forecast Thursday night and Friday will be welcome, but once again, it will be just a drop in the bucket.

Go here for more information about the Texas drought.

 

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