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Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK

In the May 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, there is a nearly 50/50 chance of the continuation of ENSO neutral or the development of El Niño this fall. If El Niño does develop, it could mean wetter weather across the southwest U.S. To read more, click here.

In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook update covering May through August 2017, drought was predicted to develop and persist in Georgia but possibly improve or be...

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TagsLa Nina, Forecasts, Drought Outlook, Drought Maps, Climate,

URISA Texas Hosts Webinar On Near-Real-Time Flood Impact Mapping

The latest updates in helping safety officials anticipate flood impacts will be the focus of URISA Texas’ May talk.

Dr. David K. Arctur, a research scientist at the Center for Water and Environment, will lead a webinar called “Developing Near-Real-Time Flood Impact Mapping In Texas” from noon to 1 p.m. May 23.

NOAA's National Water Center started publishing hourly streamflow forecasts in August. The ...

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Rainfall Data Saves Dam Owner $100,000

Third in a series

As we've been discussing in this series, a new study from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) significantly affects many Texas dam owners. The study updates the probable maximum precipitation (PMP) data by making it more geographically precise, accounting for weather patterns specific to Texas, and incorporating the past 40 years of rainfall records.  (Download the study from the ...

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TWDB Hosting Workshops for Project Funding

The Texas Water Development Board is hosting a series of streamlined workshops across the state that will offer the opportunity for one-on-one meetings to discuss funding for your water infrastructure project. The Regional Project Team and the TWDB Program Coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions.

The workshop will also offer information about TWDB, funding programs and availability, as well as providing programmatic...

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Two Year Reminder, Water Conservation Plans and Drought Contingency Plans Due May 1, 2019

The Water Conservation Plans and Drought Contingency Plans revisions are required to be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Water Development Board by May 1, 2019. It is hard to believe the deadline is just two years away! Many entities in Texas transitioned from their drought plans to their conservation plans following heavy rainfall in 2015. Now is a good opportunity to perform a “lessons learned” review from the implementation of drought triggers, drought measures and permanent watering restrictions. It is also a good chance to review your water...

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H2O Counts: FNI Presents Findings to San Antonio City Council Committee

H2O Counts is an initiative here at FNI to identify, monitor, and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts across the United States. Our Water Resource Planners are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. The H2O Counts article series will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

Freese and Nichols recently evaluated the potential impact of year-round once per week watering restrictions on the San Antonio Water System.

Because each...

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Buchanan Dam Project Earns USSD Award

USSD Vice President Dean Durkee; Doug Witkowski, LCRA; Les Boyd and Layne Bukhair, both Water Resources Design, Austin.

The United States Society on Dams presented the 2017 ...

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