Drought in Central Texas rarely ends with the arrival of the slow, soaking rains we’ve seen at times this year. Drought here is usually washed away by a “rain bomb,” the kind often dropped when the tendril of a coastal storm reaches into the Hill Country and sends water coursing into the region’s massive reservoirs.
No one likes the idea of praying for a hurricane. But as the current droughtnears the worst on record, a question usually uttered only in jest is increasingly on the lips of those monitoring the region’s water supplies: How long before we need a hurricane?
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