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Texas drought has deepened amid this year’s brutal heat

After a long summer of extreme heat, Texas has been battered by a lingering drought that’s damaging crops, drying up water supplies and causing wildfires.

By Kevin Vu, The Texas Tribune
A late summer thunderstorm forms over the remnants of the 2021 cotton crop on Aug. 29, 2022, in Terry County.

Drought causes reservoirs to drop

“It’s just another bad year for cotton”

Wildfires have slowed as fall arrives

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