1 / 25

A dead fish lays near sailboats left high and dry at Benbrook Lake in Benbrook, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. As the summer months and heat wears on, extreme drought conditions continue throughout the state with little chance of rain in the coming days to offer relief for this reservoir south of Fort Worth. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A dead fish lays near sailboats left high and dry at Benbrook Lake in Benbrook, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. As the summer months and heat wears on, extreme drought conditions continue throughout the state with little chance of rain in the coming days to offer relief for this reservoir south of Fort Worth. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Texas hit by hottest summer on record

January 1, 1970

Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S.