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Published August 10, 2011, 12:00 AM

Drought-stricken Texas

In this Sunday Aug. 7, 2011 photo, the skeletal remains of a fresh water crab is seen on the cracked, dry bed of Lake E.V. Spence in Robert Lee, Texas. The drought that has turned Texas and parts of the Plains into a parched moonscape of cracked earth could persist into next year, prolonging the misery of farmers and ranchers who have endured a dry spell that is now expected to be the state's worst since the 1950s. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Read the article: Drought officially 2nd-worst on record in Texas