Despite rainfall, state still in drought emergency

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Updated: 6/21/2013 9:26 am
Despite the rainfall over the last couple of weeks, the National Weather Service reported the Texas Panhandle and South Plains are still suffering from extreme drought conditions. 

Governor Perry extended the emergency drought disaster declaration for more than 200 counties in Texas, including Lubbock. That proclamation was initially issued on July 5 of 2011. 

Ron McQueen is a lead forecaster with the weather service. He said June is usually the wettest month of the year for this area. 

"Where we really are lacking is our deep moisture," McQueen said. "We need to saturate our soils. We have a long way to go to bring the moisture levels up into the deep soil layers, and we also need to improve our water supply."
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Liberty Seeker - 6/21/2013 1:01 AM
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Banish the sin of the municipal rainwater fee, and the one who provides rain, will give more to us for free. Reducing the water meter fee down to only $5.00 will also help eliminate municipal utility corruption, and may restore abundant life giving rain to the area. Of course, politicians that want the area to shrivel up and die will continue their abomination and unreasonable fees, and will get what they want.
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