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.
TSSWCB Requests Applications for Flood Control Structural Repair Grant Program
Today, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) announced they are seeking applications for the Flood Control Structural Repair Grant Program, which will provide funds for structural repair projects on certain flood control dams as defined in the Texas Administrative Code.
Dams at Scouting Adventure Base Win Engineering Award
The dams and lakes project at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve has received the highest recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies of West Virginia. As the project's designer, Freese and Nichols received the 2013 Engineering Excellence Award in Water Resources at the Council's annual awards banquet Oct. 28.