Is Wichita Falls in a drought?

Is Wichita Falls in a drought?

Wichita Falls lies just outside the region where extreme drought has gripped the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas this year, leaving the city in no present danger of running out of water again. Still, like large swaths of the state, most of Wichita Falls is in a moderate drought or is considered abnormally dry.

How long was the drought in Wichita Falls?

Wichita Falls’ harrowing experience with a five-year drought that began in 2010 could help other Texas communities through future water crises.

When was the last drought in Texas?

The seven-year drought of record in the 1950s was a turning point in Texas history that led to the formation of the Texas Water Development Board. Since then, Texas has faced several droughts, including its most recent and severe drought, which began in the fall of 2010 and lasted through winter 2014/2015.

Is Texas heading for a major water crisis?

In 2020, Texas faces a potential water shortage of 4.8 million acre-feet in a drought of record. In 2070, that number grows by approximately 87 percent to 8.9 million acre-feet (Table 7.1). These needs vary considerably by water use category (Figure 7.1).

What is the wettest city in Texas?

Texas Average Precipitation City Rank

Rank Average Precipitation ▼ City / Population
1. 59.60 inches Winnie, TX / 3,325
2. 59.59 inches Hamshire, TX
3. 59.58 inches Stowell, TX / 1,417
4. 59.58 inches Taylor Landing, TX / 275

Where does it rain the least in Texas?

The Trans-Pecos
The Trans-Pecos is the driest region in the state, with an average annual regionwide precipitation of 11.65 inches, while the Upper Coast (45.93 inches) and East Texas (44.02 inches) are the wettest.