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Drought worsens in Central Texas, threatening water supplies

By Farzad Mashhood and Esther Robards-Forbes - American-Statesman Staff

Drought conditions have worsened around Texas, including in the Austin area, which is especially worrisome to cities monitoring already strained water supplies.

According to the latest drought monitor map released Thursday, much of Williamson County slipped into extreme drought, the second-worst drought category, since last week, with Hays County already in extreme drought. Travis and Bastrop counties and much of the Hill Country are in severe drought, the third-worst category.

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