Drought conditions at their worst since the 1950s
An unusually hot and mostly dry weather pattern in place since early June has caused drought conditions to deteriorate to levels not in evidence since the drought of the 1950s.
According to a recent report by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas state climatologist, the current drought is the second worst in recorded history for the eastern Hill Country, most of Central Texas, and the middle Texas coast.
The drought of the mid-1950s is considered the worst drought on record for most of Central Texas. But for Bastrop, Caldwell, and Lee counties, the current drought appears to be the worst ever because of the extreme lack of rain. The past three months of unprecedented heat, combined with the lack of rain, have created some of the most severe drought conditions ever experienced across the Central Texas region. READ MORE