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U.S Drought Monitor: There Is Currently No Drought In Texas

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - According to officials with the U.S Drought Monitor, there is officially no drought in Texas.

Robert Mace, with the Texas Water Development Board, says Texas hasn't had that status since April of 2010.

While the May and June deluge that soaked much of Texas helped the dry conditions, not all the reservoirs are full. In fact, some reservoir levels are still drastically low. Mace said, "Far West Texas, out near El Paso, as well as South Texas still have reservoir levels lower than normal. Lake Abilene is presently 3.4-percent full."

Mace says there's a rain making El Niño still in place, which typically means we'll see a wet fall and winter. "We're keeping our fingers crossed that maybe El Niño conditions will continue through the year and top off the rest of the state's reservoirs."

A year ago, 63-percent of Texas was in drought. But don't look for the El Niño to have much impact on our typically hot, dry summer.

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