MIDLAND-- West Texas has always been accustomed to dry weather, that's why this land is so unique. However, we are in the midst of a record breaking streak and the effects can already be seen.
If grass could talk,it would ask for a glass of water. Its been over 80 days since its felt quenching rain and no relief is in sight. Animals are also noticing the dry weather and are looking to the 1 20 wildlife preserve as a safe haven.
"This is a safe haven, we have other 300 duck who came this week. Water is always a concern for us. Without it, plants and wildlife begins to dry out.” said Nathan Knowles, Preserve Land Manager.
The dry plants are suffering but are also a part of the problem. Since it began as a rainy year, plants grew in abundance.
"The extra growth has died and now can be fuel for fire. " Said Paul Vesper of the National Weather Service.
West Texas has become a field of land mines waiting for its trigger.
"Winds over 20 mph,relative humidity, and warm temperatures make fire dangers. Fires that can get out of control. " Said Paul Vesper of the National Weather Service.
I guess there is nothing we can do.
"We need to pray for rain. " Said Joe Bowr of Midland.
While temperatures are expected to cool for the rest of the week, no significant rain is in the forecast. looks like the animals and plants shouldn't hold their breath.