by Emily Waldrep-
South East Texas has been facing one of the toughest droughts it has ever experienced in history. Even older farmers and residents that have lived near Tyler County their entire lives say that this drought has been one of the worst.
But thankfully, the area has been seeing more and more rainfall in the past few months. The creeks, rivers, and ponds throughout the county are slowing filling up and aren't as dry as they have been in previous months.
Lake Tejas is looking better and holding more water, as well as Turkey, Wolfe and Theuvinius Creek.
Farmers are also breathing a little easier after the recent rains. Since quality hay to feed livestock has been hard to come by in a drought, many ranchers in Tyler County have been counting on some early rain to help the grass grow. If the winter showers continue, many people expect grass for cattle and horses to be plentiful this spring.
The fire danger has also been lowered to "moderate" for the first time in months. Firemen say that the damp conditions would make it hard for a forest fire to build up, and those fires would be much easier to put out.
Finally, it seems like Tyler County is getting a small break from the extreme drought conditions it has faced for many months.
Meteorologist report that more rain is possible for Woodville again on February 1st through 4th, as well as the 8th.