Long-term prospects from drought relief do not look very good. Per NOAA Drought Outlook valid until December 31, 2011, the entire State of Texas is forecast to be in area where drought is likely to persist or intensify. Similar conditions are forecast for most of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. See US Seasonal Outlook map. Click on seasonal_drought.
Drought in Fort Bend County likely to persist through rest of 201127 09 2011