Drought Conditions Improve in Parts of Texoma

Southern Oklahoma shows noticeable improvement, but little change in north Texas.


The latest Drought Monitor report shows improvement over portions of southern Oklahoma with some areas now completely out of drought. Meanwhile, skies were less generous with rainfall over north Texas and severe to extreme drought persists in those areas. 

Here’s how the drought pattern was on June 5:

And here’s the latest report issued June 12:

Area lakes responded nicely to heavy rainfall June 6-9 with levels rising several feet on some reservoirs. Here are selected lakes and level changes in the past week:

  • Atoka Lake…..+3.0’
  • Lake of the Arbuckles…..+1.2’
  • Hugo Lake…..+3.0’ (above flood stage)
  • Lake Texoma….+0.7’
  • Lake Ray Roberts….no significant change...very low
  • McGee Creek Reservoir…..+5.0 (above flood stage)


The outlook through the middle of next week is for no significant rainfall.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Weather Authority/News12



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