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Jacob's Well in Wimberley.As Texans suffer through one of the worst summer heat waves in recent years, we’re seeking relief wherever we can find it. Our state’s iconic swimming holes seem like a natural choice, but the drought is leaving many would-be visitors high and dry. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which tracks drought conditions around the country, 51.8 percent of the Lone Star State was in extreme or exceptional drought as of July 12. Swimming holes are shrinking, and spring flows are dropping.We checked around the state to find out which parks are closed and which are open but with less-than-optimal swimming conditions. Conditions can change quickly, so be sure to call or check a park’s website for the latest information. And just so you don’t…

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