Posts tagged: Drought

News Around the Water Well

Four States—Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana—Fight over Red River Water By Sadhbh Walshe, The (UK) Guardian, May 9, 2013 The United States Supreme Court has been called upon to settle a battle that is raging over access to the Red River which serves the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The heart of the […]

Tuesday June 11th, 2013 in , , , | No Comments »

Water News — August 2012

 As Published in Ranch & Rural Living August 2012 DROUGHT UPDATE—Improvement in Texas Conditions Under El Nino! Richard Heim National Climatic Data Center,  NOAA July 19, 2012 Latest map of July 17th shows 87% of TX still at some level of drought rating. But, zero at Exceptional level and 8.17% at Extreme level. Big improvement […]

Tuesday August 7th, 2012 in , , , | No Comments »

Prediction: Drought Should Ease in Specified Areas

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 , , | No Comments »

Dry Weather Predicted for Southwest, March through May

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 , , , | No Comments »

Ranchers, Farmers Cautiously Optimistic about Rains

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 , , , , , | No Comments »

NWS: La Niña to Dissipate by May 2012

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 , , , , | No Comments »

Water News

Authority Seals Water Deal With Pickens By Kevin Welch    Amarillo Globe-News    Dec. 29, 2011 The largest water transaction in Texas Panhandle history became final Thursday. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority paid wealthy oil and gas man T. Boone Pickens’ Mesa Water $103 million for about 211,000 acres of water rights. The deal covers about […]

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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 , | No Comments »

Drought’s grip threatens state with arid 2011

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 , | No Comments »

East Texas Farmers Battered by Dry Spring

While many Texas ranches and farms enjoy a wet, green spring and other areas are presently flooding, the eastern part of the state suffers from drought.  Drought is always just around the next corner in Texas – something that most urban or city folks fail to recognize.  In some areas, both cities and smaller towns, leaders […]

Thursday June 10th, 2010 in , | No Comments »