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Texas Drought Now The Worst Ever

The Texas drought has now been declared as the worst ever.

This year's dry spell is being called the "most severe one year drought on record", according to the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Texas AgriLife Extension said agriculture losses in the state have reached $5.2 billion and are now the costliest in state history for Texas farmers and ranchers.

The state just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S.

Wichita Falls topped the heat list with an average for June through August of 9139 degrees.

Since the Texas heat began in May, the city has had 98 days of at least 100 degrees; 52 of those were consecutive days.

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