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Drought Disaster Declared for 34 Texas Counties

Posted by feww on March 28, 2013

Texas Counties declared disaster  areas due to ongoing drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 34 counties in Texas as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

Primary Disaster Areas:
Austin, Coleman, Runnels, Waller, Burleson, Fayette, Tom Green and Washington counties.

Contiguous Disaster Areas:
Bastrop, Brazos, Brown, Caldwell, Callahan, Colorado, Concho, Coke, Fort Bend, Gonzales, Grimes, Harris, Irion, Lavaca, Lee, McCulloch, Menard, Milam, Mongomery, Nolan, Reagan, Robertson, Schleicher, Sterling, Taylor and Wharton counties.

All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas March 27, 2013.

U.S. Drought Map – March 19, 2013

us drought map - 19mar13
U.S. Drought Map for March 19, 2013; released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on March 21, 2013.

  • As of about 65.24 percent of Contiguous U.S. remains abnormally dry or worse.
  • ‘Moderate’ to ‘Exceptional’ drought conditions (D1 – D4 on the chart) cover nearly 52 percent of the country.
  • D1 – D4 drought conditions prevail in 91.29 percent of High Plains, more than 63 pct of the West, 58.96 pct of the South, 33.30 pct of Midwest and 23.24pct of Southeast

US precipitation map
Precipitation Map (in) for Contiguous United States, March 20 – 26, 2013. Source: HPRCC

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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