Fannin, Lamar counties driest in region

Apr 22, 2014

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.

Credit TWDB

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