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Texas is facing its worst drought since 2011. Here’s what you need to know.

The drought will likely continue into the fall and winter.

Cotton fields near the High Plains town of Ralls, about 30 miles east of Lubbock, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Like much of Texas, the High Plains and Panhandle are facing drought conditions and extraordinary heat.

What is the definition of a drought?

What is causing the Texas 2022 drought?

What are the effects of this drought in Texas so far?

What do the forecasts say about how long the drought will last?

If the drought continues, what happens next?

What are ways to conserve water?

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