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The dry weather continued from May into June, with areas from the Gulf Coast into central Texas seeing less than half the normal precipitation. This lack of rainfall has intensified the drought in these areas, though drought persists in much of the west and southern portions of the state. Water supply remains a supreme issue for all municipalities. West Texas has the direst need of water with towns such as Barnhart out of water and large cities such as El Paso and Amarillo looking enforce restrictions on what they have remaining. A massive $150 million water project for San Angelo is nearing its final stages to provide more water to the city, but drought preparations are still in place for nearly every water district in the state. This extends to farmers and ranchers as well, the former expecting up to $100 million in losses along the Coastal Bend and record-low discharge from the Rio Grande in West Texas and the latter seeing their lowest cattle numbers since 1967 statewide.

Otherwise, it was the heat causing problems late in the month. Several cities saw their greatest June maximum temperatures ever and dozens of other rural regions saw the same. This had a remarkable effect on reservoirs in East Texas, causing several water planning regions, from DFW to Houston and Nacogdoches, to see thousands of acre-feet in surface water loss in days. Statewide reservoir storage dropped by over a percent for the first time in months, falling below end of month levels for May and April.

Though much of the state saw less than normal precipitation, the area around Eagle Pass experienced a deluge of rainfall and far greater than normal precipitation all in two days. On the night of June 17, a slow moving storm dropped more than 10 inches of rain in Maverick County, eliciting 438 water rescues and hospitalized 9 people. Earlier, a line of storms moved from north to south across the state from June 8 to 9, bringing heavy rains to Dallas and strong winds knocking out power to over 17,000 customers in Houston. On June 17, the Panhandle and Big Country saw supercell thunderstorms crossing over Lubbock and Abilene, dropping up to baseball sized hail around Lubbock International Airport and bringing hurricane force winds to Abilene, causing 21,500 to lose power.
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