WATCH: Extreme Drought Drys Up N. Concho River Again


SAN ANGELO – The N. Concho River in the San Angelo State Park has quietly gone dry again amid extreme drought conditions with little relief in sight.  

The N. Concho is home to all kinds of fish, turtles, crustaceans, freshwater clams and other forms of aquatic life while providing water to wildlife like deer, turkey, javalina, feral hogs, axis deer, bobcat, fox and other native wildlife.  

The extended period of little or no rainfall on the N. Concho watershed at San Angelo State Park has taken its toll this year.  

Watch the video below of the dry riverbed at the River Bend area of the State Park: 

According to information from the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, the area hasn't seen measurable rain since Sept. 2, 2022.  San Angelo is .42 inches below normal rainfall for October, 2022.  

A total of 7.58 inches of precipitation has been recorded at the NWS office at Mathis Field in 2022 as of Thursday, Oct. 6.  That's 9.3 inches below normal.  

Above average temperatures saw 2022 with a reported 77 days above 100 degrees which was a bit shy of the record 100 days with the high temp above 100 set in the extreme drought year of 2011.  

While 2022 might not go down as the driest year in San Angelo, it will rank at the top of the drought year list.   

If this weather pattern holds long term, 2023 could see extreme drought conditions rivaling 2011.  

Click through the photos below to see more of the dry river bed at San Angelo State Park.  

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No worries. Cow flatulence down dramatically due to ranchers not raising cattle during a drought ;)

Bad news for Dusty though…he loves him some cheeseburgers very “tasty” lol.

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