Texas Drought Update

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The rain has finally fallen in some parts of Texas – too much in a few places, like Del Rio on the Mexican border, which got 20 inches of rain in 24 hours late last month. After the deluge, some sheep and cattle ranchers said their herds will get enough grass to see them through the winter. But in west Texas, the rains have been few and scattered, and the drought that began in 1993 is still far from over. As Living on Earth’s Sandy Tolan reports, season after season of hot, dry weather has taken its toll on the land, and the people who live on it.

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