Texas drought has farmers on the ropes
West Texas farmers and ranchers struggle to survive the worst drought in the region since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
May 22, 2011|By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
The wind in West Texas is famously powerful and incessant. But this year, more big blows than anyone can remember have roared through, stripping away precious topsoil and carrying off another season of hope for farmers and ranchers.
Where does that claim come from? Precipitation records for West Texas show that the 1950s was considerably drier than the 1930s or the present.