El Paso, Texas (KDBC) — Recent storms are helping the borderland pull out of its lingering drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, conditions in West Texas have improved enough that drought status has been changed to "likely removal."
However, that's not the case across the rest of the state. 99 percent of Texas is still in a drought. That's up from 95 percent a year ago.
State reservoirs are also only 64 percent full, the lowest level for this time of year since 1990. and lake levels are 10 percent lower than a year ago.