It’s not as dry as it has been in Texas, according to the most recent update from the U.S. Drought Monitor and reports from Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.
More and more of the state is moving into normal or near normal drought status, according to the Drought Monitor. Most of these areas are in East Texas counties. About another 28 percent of the state was merely abnormally dry, which means though soil moisture was low; the areas were either not yet in drought or were recovering from drought.
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It’s a large improvement from last January, when about 71 percent of the state was in one stage of drought or another, from moderate to extreme. However, many parts of the state still did not show improvement.