By Jeff Jamison, CBS11 News

The latest information on the drought came out today and, as everyone knew, it wasn’t encouraging.  98% of the state remains in drought.

State climatologist John Nielson-Gammon says this is now the third worse drought in state history.  Water shortages are becoming a concern obviously.  But the two worst droughts in Texas were preceded by several dry years too.

This is looking like it a worsening drought situation for Texas.  The July temperature & precipitation outlook also came out today and calls for below normal rainfall & above normal temperatures in Texas.

Here’s Dr. Nielson-Gammon’s compilation of the worst droughts in Texas:

maystamps 3rd Worst Drought in Texas History Rolls On