Texas is in longest drought streak since September 2013!
The latest Texas Water Development Board drought map for conditions as of 6/21/22 shows expansion and intensification of drought for the third consecutive week. This week’s map also extends the number of consecutive weeks with 75 percent or more of the state in drought to 25, the longest such streak since September 2013.
April-May 2022 hottest April-May going back to 1895! June 2022 is on pace to be the hottest June also!
Hope it don't turn out anything like that 2011 drought!....That's the worst one I've seen.....I remember taking these pics of Lake Houston at Deussen Park in Sept. of 2011: A look at "The Big Pavilion" while standing on what would been the bottom of the lake about "casting distance" from shore: Looking the other direction, towards the Dam, standing on the same spot as above: And then there's the Boat Ramp taken from the shore: Followed by the Boat Ramp taken from what would have been the lake, same distance as above: And finally, a shot of dried-up Sheldon Reservoir at the big parking area:
@EddyFree : Yes, DH rode his bike out into Lake Houston and took pictures looking back at the shore. I wish I knew where those pics were. It was unbelievable.
i remember the drought of 2011 my son said the lake was so dry that you could almost walk across the lake. that was also the year that texas had its largest wildfire. it stated in the bastrop area and burned for days. my husband brother lives there. they had to evacuate but their house was spared. we went to visit not long afterwards and it was heart breaking to see so many homes destroy. right now i wish our county judge would cancel the firework vendors it is so dry here that all it would take is one spark to start a wildfire. that was the same time that the area just west of woodland hills caught fire . it burned a lot before the fire dept got it under control ,
Year 2011 was a horrible drought. The eighth war hazard behind my house was down to a little puddle. I think king would lost a third of their trees from that drought. I came home from Maryland and found a big pond in my front yard. The soil had dried up and moved the underground pipes and I had a broken pipe. I got that fixed in a hurry. No I don't trust the weatherman when he says that we're going to have rain. Especially here by the lake.