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Drought Worsens in Texas, Lake Levels Dropping

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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If you were out on one of the area lakes you know that lake levels are down.  Here’s a look at the lake levels at this time.  Lake Texoma is the only lake above conservation stage at +0.5′.

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LAKE BRIDGEPORT

The lowest lake in North Texas is Lake Bridgeport.  Take a look at how the lake has dropped in the past year.

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DROUGHT UPDATE

The drought continues to worsen across the state and here in North Texas.  Here is the latest drought update.  Areas along and south of I_20 are now in the Severe drought category.

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If your area is in the peach, orange, red, or dark red color you are considered to be in a drought.  The arrow shaded in yellow is considered to be dry, but not officially in a drought.

WEEKEND FORECAST

Humidity will be increasing thru the weekend and by Sunday it will feel pretty sticky.  There will be a small chance of a pop-up thunderstorm in the afternoon on Sunday.

Lake Forecast

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