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  • Texas Drought Officially the Worst Ever

    Texas Drought Officially the Worst Ever

    Aug 4, 2011

    COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 4, 2011 – As Texas continues to bake in record heat, the drought news for the state continues to be bleak – Texas is now in the midst of its most severe one-year drought on record, according to John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University.

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  • Drought Scorches Texas and the Record Books

    Drought Scorches Texas and the Record Books

    Jul 6, 2011

    COLLEGE STATION, July 6, 2011 – The months-long Texas drought is sapping the record books bone dry and is racking up dire statistics that have never been reached since reliable record-keeping was started 116 years ago, according to figures from Texas A&M University researchers.

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  • Texas Drought Losses to Agriculture Approach $1.5 Billion

    Texas Drought Losses to Agriculture Approach $1.5 Billion

    May 18, 2011

    COLLEGE STATION – Preliminary estimates of Texas drought losses have reached $1.2 billion and are expected to escalate higher this year as livestock producers continue to sell off herds and crop conditions deteriorate, according to economists with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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  • Texas Drought Setting More Records

    Texas Drought Setting More Records

    May 9, 2011

    COLLEGE STATION, May 9, 2011 – The Texas drought has continued to worsen and the state has just experienced its driest seven consecutive months since record keeping began in 1895, says Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, who also serves as an atmospheric sciences professor at Texas A&M University. Historically, however, records show Texas is receiving increasingly more rain, he adds.

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  • Drought Hampering Texas A&M Storm Chases

    Drought Hampering Texas A&M Storm Chases

    Apr 22, 2011

    COLLEGE STATION, April 22, 2011 – The current Texas drought has put a dusty chokehold on the Texas A&M Storm Chasers, and since there has been little or no rain, that means storms have been a no-show this spring. But that might change in the days ahead, says Matt Raper, one of the team's leaders.

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  • Texas Drought has Hit Critical Stage and May Worsen

    Texas Drought has Hit Critical Stage and May Worsen

    Apr 7, 2011

    COLLEGE STATION, April 7, 2011 – The drought situation in Texas has reached the critical stage, says a Texas A&M University atmospheric scientist who also serves as climatologist for Texas, and the U.S. Drought Monitor has designated parts of central and eastern Texas as under "exceptional drought" in its latest assessment.

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