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The Wildfire that Broke Texas’s Back

Posted by feww on June 29, 2011

Expecting Miracles !!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated the entire state of Texas a disaster area with 213 of the states 254 counties declared as primary natural disaster areas, folowing one of the worst droughts on record.


The Lone Star State. Source: The Texas Forest Service. Click image to enlarge.

Since January 1, 2011, the drought, wildfires and other natural disasters have destroyed at least a third of the  corn, oats, wheat, pasture and forage crops in the Lone Star State.

The back-to-back disasters have also destroyed tens of thousands of cattle, horses and other farm animals, so far this year.


The High Five Interchange, Dallas, Texas.
Source: Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Texas is the second largest U.S. state by area (695,620 sqkm), after Alaska, and second largest by population (pop: 21 million), behind California.


Drought Monitor Maps showing classification changes for selected time periods. Source: National Drought Mitigation Center/UNL. Click images to enlarge.

 

Map of below normal 28-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year (Texas). Source: USGS. Click images to enlarge.

 

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