Governor Perry Extends Drought Declaration

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 01/17 2014 01:59PM

Updated 02/17 2014 05:29PM

AUSTIN --  Governor Perry has extended the drought declaration for much of Texas.
    
That declaration says that high temperatures, low rainfall and declining reservoir and aquifer levels are putting many counties in danger. 
   
It was originally made back on July 5, 2011. 
    
The declaration frees up federal funding to help out with the drought. 
    
The following counties are part of the drought declaration:

Dallam, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hartley, Moore, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hemphill, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray, Wheeler, Deaf Smith, Randall, Armstrong, Donley, Collingsworth, Parmer, Castro, Swisher, Briscoe, Hall, Childress, and Hardeman.

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