Expert: No end in sight for drought

As Deep South Texas bid 2012 goodbye, a lingering drought isn’t going anywhere.

All year during 2012, Cameron County bounced between severe to extreme to exceptional drought conditions, said Alfredo Vega, a Hydro Focal Point expert with the National Weather Service in Brownsville.

“It’s gotten worse,” he said of the drought. “We had some good rains in the early part of 2012 but we went to extremely dry conditions that have continued all year-round for Cameron County.”

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