Drought conditions hit Victoria County

May 9, 2011 at 12:09 a.m.

The effects of the extreme statewide drought have hit Victoria County.

National Weather Service numbers show that from Jan. 1 to present, Victoria County has received 4.62 inches of rain, which is far below the 10.85 inches expected for this time frame.

Christina Barron, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, said the last measurable rain that fell in Victoria County was .07 of an inch on May 2.

Currently, Victoria County is at a drought level of D2, which is described as a severe dryness on a scale of D0, being abnormally dry, to D4, being exceptionally dry.

The drought is expected to continue through July.

The last time Texas experienced a statewide drought of this magnitude was in September and October 2000, Barron said.



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