Texas Drought and Wildfires

Most of the state is experiencing some level of drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor VMJones/Getty Images

2 Timothy 3:1 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.”

Important Takeaways:

  • 5 things to know about the Texas drought: Wildfires, relief and more
  • There are 53 active wildfires in Texas burning more than approximately 237,227 acres in the state
  • Data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 95.7% of the state is “abnormally dry,” which can lead to the postponement of planting and elevated risk of grass fires.
  • Slightly more than 40% of Texas is experiencing an “extreme drought” or higher rating designation, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. This level of drought can lead to sand and dust storms, decreased yields for crops and increased need for supplemental feed, nutrients, protein and water for livestock.
  • Additionally, 6.2% of the state is in an “exceptional drought,”
  • Texas isn’t the only state dealing with drought conditions. A little more than 58% of the nation is at least abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, with 14.3% experiencing an extreme drought and 1.6% experiencing an exceptional drought.

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