Category: Drouth

Prediction: Drought Should Ease in Specified Areas (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Latest Seasonal Assessment – La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific transitioned to ENSO-neutral during Spring 2012, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Predition Center. ENSO-related climate anomalies were not used in this outlook since ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to continue this summer. Tropical Storm Beryl brought a swath of heavy rain across northern […]

Friday June 8th, 2012 in Drouth, Water News | No Comments »

Dry Weather Predicted for Southwest, March through May (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Prospects for drier-than-normal conditions for both March 2012 and March-May 2012 are elevated over the Southwest, the southern and central High Plains, the immediate Gulf Coast, and Florida, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center.

Thursday March 8th, 2012 in Drouth, Water News | No Comments »

Ranchers, Farmers Cautiously Optimistic about Rains (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Heavy rains in Central and East Texas and soaking rains in West Texas fell the last two days. Some occasional showers and light but soaking rains have occurred since the first of the year with the latest rains doing a lot of good in West Texas and actually causing some minor flash flooding in the […]

Saturday February 18th, 2012 in Drouth, Weather | No Comments »

NWS: La Niña to Dissipate by May 2012 (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

End-of-2011 predictions called for the La Niña Pacific Ocean phenomenon to prolong extreme drought conditions in areas of North America through 2012. But now, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting a transition to “ENSO-neutral conditions during March-May 2012.” ENSO stands for El Niño/Southern Oscillation

Wednesday February 15th, 2012 in Drouth | No Comments »

Rethinking water: Growing population, limited supply mean costs destined to rise, experts say (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Currently, our precious water is too cheap! We basically pay for cost of delivery with little or no cost for water. That must change.
People often do not respect or conserve what is too cheap…….

Authority seals water deal with Pickens (Posted By Mike Mecke)

$103M pact region’s largest water transaction Posted: December 29, 2011 By Kevin Welch There was talk of a “momentous occasion” and many thanks for making the largest water transaction in Texas Panhandle history final Thursday. “I don’t think you owe me any thanks,” said wealthy oil and gas man T. Boone Pickens. “You paid for […]


SNAPSHOTS OF THE DROUGHT Bill Dawson October 23, 2011 A drought for the centuries: It hasn’t been this dry in Texas since 1789  There was only one other year in almost five centuries when Texas’ summer drought was as severe as it was in 2011, federal climate experts have concluded. Instrumental weather records used to […]

Thursday November 3rd, 2011 in Drouth, Weather | No Comments »

“Every Drop Counts!” (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Wanting a little more info on Texas Water?  Check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife‘s 10th annual water issue. The issue’s articles deal with a variety of Texas water challenges. Here are some highlights: The issue opens with a look at the last ten years of Texas water. Concern about the state’s water supply unifies […]

Drought’s grip threatens state with arid 2011 (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Wildfires soar as La Niña effects keep rain at bay By ERIC BERGER Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle Dec. 8, 2010 The great drought of 2011 may have started two months ago. Since Tropical Storm Hermine drenched central Texas in September, the state has been very dry, with large swaths receiving less than 10 percent of […]

Wednesday December 15th, 2010 in Drouth, Rural - Urban Water Issues | No Comments »

California Reluctant to Declare Drouth Over (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Despite plenty of rain and snow coming in from the Pacific this winter, the California Department of Water Resources is reluctant to declare an end to the state’s three-year drouth. Although a lot of wet stuff has fallen, the state’s biggest source of drinking and irrigation water is still only at 40 percent capacity. Lake […]

Wednesday March 10th, 2010 in Drouth | No Comments »