National Drought Mitigation Center

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Unirrigated pastures dry with a few green weeds in Tarrant County, Texas
7/11/2018 12:49:28 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Tarrant County, TX

Start Date: 7/9/2018 - End Date: 7/9/2018
We are still 'Moderately Dry' but not yet in the 'Severely Dry' category used here. On the most recent USDM Drought Monitor we are in the 'Severe Drought' category. The last few days here we have seen some showers, although most are weak and brief. These will not change the Severe Drought. In areas where people water lawns there is green grass although with dry patches. Unwatered areas such as pastures and roadsides have only a few green weeds. I see some stress on plants although it's scattered. High temperatures continue in the 90s to 100+ with nighttime lows only in the 75-79 range. Wildlife is okay but visit my water tubs often. Road and home construction continues strongly. Electric bills from A/C usage continues, although not at record-breaking levels yet. Fire danger is still high. Area lakes are continuing to fall. All are about 1-3 feet low except one which is over 6 feet low. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Saginaw 1.0 SSW on 7/9/2018