Drought-like conditions persist in Texoma, water board says

Dry, drought-like conditions continued to spread across the Red River Valley after what proved to be a dry May, the Texas Water Development Board said Monday in its weekly water report.
In its latest update, the TWDB said only 4 percent of the state is currently in a drought, but “abnormally dry” conditions continue to spread across the state.
Early in May, Mace said the state was poised to end the month with no drought conditions statewide.
This week’s report was generated using data collected last week.
Locally, the report saw continued drought and drought-like conditions in Texoma.
“Moderate drought” conditions persisted in the southeast and eastern portions of the county.
While Grayson County remained drought free in the latest report, the majority of the county, save portions along the Red River, was considered “abnormally dry.” In the first week of May, the region has seen about 0.52 inches of rain with about five inches expected for the month, National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Bishop said Tuesday.
The next chance of rain happening is Friday morning when a system moves in from the panhandle.
“If those storms reach far enough east, you might have a slight chance for rain,” he said, calling for a 20 percent chance of precipitation.
Greater chances of rain will fall early next week, hitting a peak on Tuesday, he said.

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