Deadline Approaching for Water Conservation & Drought Contingency Plan Submittals
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board are requiring revised Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans to be submitted no later than May 1, 2014, less than five months from today. Entities that do not submit a plan will not be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Texas Water Development Board.
Pair Present at Hydrologic Warning Workshop
Cody Cockroft and Rita Anderson, both in Water Resources, Houston, were invited speakers at the Texas Regional Workshop of the National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) on Nov. 11-12 at the San Jacinto River Authority offices in Conroe, Texas.
CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States (Updated Weekly)
According to the United States Drought Monitor map for December 3, 2013 (first recommended link below), 75 percent of Texas is in some level of drought. Approximately 21 percent of Texas is in “Severe” or worse drought conditions, and 6 percent of Texas is in “Extreme” or “Exceptional Drought.”
Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK (Updated Every Two Weeks)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map for November 21, 2013 through February 28, 2014 shows that for most of West Texas, Central Texas, and the southernmost part of the state, drought is expected to develop, persist, or intensify. In most of East and Southeast Texas, the map indicates drought removal is likely or no drought conditions are posted. The line separating forecasted drought conditions and no drought conditions runs through the middle of North Texas.