It is official! The state of Texas is out of drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor only 3% of Texas remains “abnormally dry,” the lowest level of drought, with the rest of the state out of danger.
This is great news!
However, Austin Water is continuing Stage 2 Water restrictions because summer is the hottest months and reservoirs are still not up to capacity.
A spokesperson for Austin Water told KEYE-TV that “in the summertime, we typically we have high evaporation from the lakes so the city wants to be a little conservative.” He also said that Texas hasn’t recovered from the years of drought.
So make sure you keep to your watering days as Austin Water is still enforcing the restrictions. In June, 44 citizens received citations for not doing so. That is significantly down from June of last year.