Drought conditions worst in a decade, though not yet at 2011 levels

As of Aug. 16, 97% of the state is in some level of drought, ranging from abnormally dry to exceptional. The Texas Tribune reports that this is the worst drought in the past decade, but has not surpassed the trials of the 2011 drought.
More than a quarter of Texas currently faces exceptional drought conditions, compared with almost three quarters during the same time period in 2011
Sources: Texas Tribune and US Drought Monitor