(KCEN) -- Last summer marked one of the worst droughts Texas has ever seen.
And this summer was one of the driest on record for the nation.
In San Antonio, much of a once-flourishing lake has now been reduced to a mud flat.
At Medina Lake, businesses that rely on water sports have seen a 70 percent drop.
The lake's waters are at just 13 percent capacity.
Lake managers are hopeful that mother nature will step in this fall and refill it.
A huge area of the plains and rockies, that missed the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, is still experiencing exceptional drought conditions.
This is the most devastating of four drought categories identified by the U.S. Drought Monitor.