DROUGHT INDEX: The latest Texas Drought Monitor has been released for the Lone Star State, showing a staggering 90% of Texas under some sort of a drought category in early October. Even though, the State of Texas saw a cooler September month, there has been a lack of rainfall over the last month and a half that is leaving devastating effects for the state.
In the Brazos Valley, drought conditions are expansive. In Madisonville, the area is behind -17.00 of rainfall for the yearly deficit. For a majority of the Brazos Valley, a “Moderate Drought” (D1 – Drought Stage) runs across much of the area, including Brazos, Leon, Madison, and Walker Counties. A “Severe Drought” to “Extreme Drought” (D2-D3 – Drought Stage) runs across the Southwestern Brazos Valley across portions of Austin, Waller, and Washington Counties. Let’s hope the promising update from the Climate Prediction Center about above-average rainfall for the Brazos Valley over the next 8-14 days.
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