While some Northeast Texas counties are experiencing a bit of a respite from the ongoing multi-year drought, Fannin County and Lamar County are driest counties in the region, according to current data.
Northeastern Fannin County and most of western Lamar County are identified as having the greatest disparity between current rainfall totals and historical average rainfall totals in an Apr. 22 release from the Texas Water Development Board. Those areas are designated as experiencing “extreme” drought conditions.
Current drought conditions for counties in the KETR service area are as follows:
Collin – Severe drought
Delta – Moderate to severe drought
Fannin – Severe to extreme drought
Franklin – Abnormally dry
Hopkins – Moderate drought to abnormally dry
Hunt – Moderate to severe drought
Kaufman – Moderate drought
Lamar – Severe to extreme drought
Rains – Abnormally dry
Rockwall – Moderate drought
Van Zandt – Abnormally dry
Wood – Abnormally dry