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A look at the ongoing drought in Texas

Some facts and figures about the ongoing drought in Texas:

— Texas is in its most severe one-year drought on record.

— The drought is the second-worst on record, behind only a dry spell that lasted for most of the 1950s.

— During its typically wettest months, April and May, the state got no significant rainfall.

— Texas would need more than 4.5 inches of rain in the next two months to avoid breaking the 1956 record for driest 12 consecutive months.

— Texas had its hottest June on record, and it was the fifth warmest month overall.

— July was the warmest month ever recorded for Texas, with data going back to 1895.

— A record 248 of the state's 254 counties are under burn bans.

— One agriculture official says crop and livestock losses in Texas could be double the state's record, $4.1 billion in 2006.

— The U.S. Drought Monitor map released for the week of Aug. 9 showed that more than 78 percent of the state was in the worst stage of drought.

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