Region now categorized 'severe' down from 'exceptional'
Lubbock’s drought isn’t “exceptional” any more.
The Texas Water Development Board has downgraded drought conditions in the region to “severe.”
What a difference the early summer rains have made.
Including the roughly half inch that fell Tuesday morning, Lubbock has received 11.34 inches of rainfall to date. That’s the most since a storm system blew through over the Memorial Day weekend two months ago. Before the holiday, Lubbock and most of the Panhandle were in an exceptional drought.