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Drought conditions have improved in the eastern, southeastern and south-central portions of the country because of heavy rainfall. Conversely, drought conditions continue to persist elsewhere. New areas of extreme drought have developed in New Mexico and Missouri, and extreme drought persists where it was present the previous week.  

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought...

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

In the February 2018 Climate Prediction Center update, a transition from La Niña to ENSO-neutral is predicted most likely to occur in the Northern Hemisphere during the spring (~55 percent chance of ENSO-neutral during the March-May season). La Niña is still expected to continue to affect temperature and precipitation during the next few months. The current outlook still generally favors above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across the southern tier of the United States, and below-average temperatures and above-median precipitation across the northern tier. To read more...

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director Richard A. Hyde, P.E., announced today he’ll retire. 

The TCEQ commissioners will work to find a replacement. Richard will step down at the end of March but will stay through April to ease the transition.

 “It has been a privilege to work for the people of this great state, but now it’s time for myself and my family to begin the next chapter in our...

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In a historic step, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued its Record of Decision (ROD) on Feb. 2, granting the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) a Clean Water Act section 404 permit to allow construction of the dam for the long-awaited Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir near Bonham, Texas....

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H20 Counts  is a Freese and Nichols initiative to identify, monitor and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts within Texas and other states.

As Water Resource Planners, we are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. We do this through data analysis, informing data driven decisions and data tracking before and after program...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced that it will accept the abridged applications for the 2018 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program through Feb. 2, 2018.

Entities may submit applications using TWDB’s abridged online application or by paper-copy. Please note that the abridged...

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Entities have until March 2 to submit project information to the Texas Water Development Board to be included in the upcoming fiscal year’s State Revolving Fund programs’ Intended Use Plans.

This is the first step to receive any SRF funding for wastewater or drinking water projects for the 2019 calendar year. 

Those interested can submit completed Project

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