National Drought Mitigation Center

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Many lakes are 1.5 to 5 feet below normal, one 9 feet below normal in Tarrant County, Texas
8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Tarrant County, TX

Start Date: 8/6/2018 - End Date: 8/6/2018
With less than 1.5 inches of rain through June and July, I believe I can safely say we are in a severely dry condition locally. Mostly dry grasses, unless heavily watered. Many shrubs and smaller trees are dying or stressed and losing leaves. Wildlife are visiting my water pans. High temps, mostly 95-109F the past month has dried the land and causes severe evaporation on area lakes. Most lakes are 1.5 to 5 feet low with one over 9 feet low. Electricity and water bills have increased over the hot, dry summer months. Likewise, fire danger has increased to dangerous levels. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Saginaw 1.0 SSW on 8/6/2018