Long Term Affects of Drought

10-18-06 - The Texoma area has been stuck in a drought for more than a year. And even though rain is in the forecast, the long-term effects of the dry-spell are still unfolding.

Experts say the recent rain is causing more problems and there will still be plenty of evidence of this drought for years to come.

There are cracks, dips, and potholes, and they are all over county roads that have been shrinking without any real rain. Right now you can still drive them, but what happens if the drought and its effects continue?

It looks like it may rain here shortly, and as odd as it may seem, that can be just as detrimental as the drought. When it's dry, the soil shrinks. When it's wet, it will expand and cause even more shifting.