The Texas Drought Ends

A year ago Texas was in panic mode over its drought, water reservoirs were running perilously low, and individuals from the center-right through left portions of the political spectrum were hysterically advocating rash policy prescriptions.

And I said be patient, it’ll end. Don’t do anything you might regret, and most certainly don’t engage the shock doctrine approach that was being applied against the realists.

Sure enough, the Texas drought is over.

Last year at this time, 11 percent of the Lone Star State was in exceptional drought conditions. Today, it is zero percent.

Last year at this time, a full one-third of the Lone Star State was in extreme drought conditions or worse. Today, it is zero percent.

Last year at this time, one-half of the Lone Star State was in severe drought conditions or worse. Today, it is zero percent.

In May 2014, more than 71 percent of Texas was experiencing some form of drought. Now it is just 5 percent and falling fast.

Things are even looking up for Wichita Falls, whose reservoirs levels were severely depleted for some time. A year ago, the reservoirs were at only 24 percent of capacity, a condition they stayed at up until a month ago. Now the city’s reservoirs are 81 percent full and rising rapidly.

According to the climate alarmists, this wasn’t supposed to happen. We were entering the “United States of Megadrought,” they said. During the past 12 months, the amount of area in the contiguous U.S. experiencing severe drought or worse has been halved and the total area under drought has been reduced by about one-third.

Some portions of the southwest are continuing to suffer serious long-term drought, but the other three-quarters of the nation is not in drought. Another round of climate hysteria that failed to match up with reality.

A year ago Texas was in panic mode over its drought, water reservoirs were running perilously low, and individuals from the center-right through left portions of the political spectrum were hysterically advocating rash policy prescriptions.

And I said be patient, it’ll end. Don’t do anything you might regret, and most certainly don’t engage the shock doctrine approach that was being applied against the realists.

Sure enough, the Texas drought is over.

Last year at this time, 11 percent of the Lone Star State was in exceptional drought conditions. Today, it is zero percent.

Last year at this time, a full one-third of the Lone Star State was in extreme drought conditions or worse. Today, it is zero percent.

Last year at this time, one-half of the Lone Star State was in severe drought conditions or worse. Today, it is zero percent.

In May 2014, more than 71 percent of Texas was experiencing some form of drought. Now it is just 5 percent and falling fast.

Things are even looking up for Wichita Falls, whose reservoirs levels were severely depleted for some time. A year ago, the reservoirs were at only 24 percent of capacity, a condition they stayed at up until a month ago. Now the city’s reservoirs are 81 percent full and rising rapidly.

According to the climate alarmists, this wasn’t supposed to happen. We were entering the “United States of Megadrought,” they said. During the past 12 months, the amount of area in the contiguous U.S. experiencing severe drought or worse has been halved and the total area under drought has been reduced by about one-third.

Some portions of the southwest are continuing to suffer serious long-term drought, but the other three-quarters of the nation is not in drought. Another round of climate hysteria that failed to match up with reality.