Weather http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/5980/more en Colorado snow could benefit New Mexico water crisis http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis <div class="node-body article-body">NRCS Snow Survey Program provides monthly mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:24:00 +0000 91141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop production mixed bag for New Mexico in 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico's crop production numbers for 2014 are tied closely to ongoing problems associated with the drought. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:11:00 +0000 91031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. could be facing megadrought http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought <div class="node-body article-body">A megadrought is possible for a large area of the United States in the not-too-distant future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:37:00 +0000 91011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas drought status remains at 39 percent http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers and other ag watchers are hesitant to call the drought over, even in locations showing only abnormally dry conditions or currently considered drought free</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:15:00 +0000 91001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drought status has improved since summer, but areas remain ins exceptional drought.</p> USDA says normal water forecast Western states in 2015 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/usda-says-normal-water-forecast-western-states-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">While beneficial rains in many areas across the region last fall have given hope of a better start in 2015, so far winter snows have failed to deliver on any promise for improved water conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/usda-says-normal-water-forecast-western-states-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/usda-says-normal-water-forecast-western-states-2015#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:07:00 +0000 90621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New NASA satellite brings future to farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-nasa-satellite-brings-future-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite could put farmers one step closer to the future of farming.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-nasa-satellite-brings-future-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-nasa-satellite-brings-future-farmers#comments Water Shortage Forecasting Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:00:00 +0000 90611 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Water Conservation as Simple as 811 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-conservation-simple-811 <div class="field-byline"> Scott Finley, Texas811.org </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Texas Legislature will be taking a serious look at the water issue in the coming session. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-conservation-simple-811" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/water-conservation-simple-811#comments Water Shortage Drought Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:30:00 +0000 90581 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Call before you dig.</p> Drought conditions are improving across southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-are-improving-across-southwest <div class="node-body article-body">Oklahoma’s southwest corner remains the driest section in the region and is well into a fourth year of mostly exceptional drought status</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-are-improving-across-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-are-improving-across-southwest#comments Water Shortage Drought El Nino Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:57:00 +0000 90571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rainfall has improved conditions across much of the Southwest, but drought lingers in some areas.</p> Groundwater pumping causing levels to rapidly drop http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/groundwater-pumping-causing-levels-rapidly-drop <div class="node-body article-body">The threat of coming water shortages in New Mexico and Texas represents a serious problem for farmers up and down the entire basin region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/groundwater-pumping-causing-levels-rapidly-drop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/groundwater-pumping-causing-levels-rapidly-drop#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:17:00 +0000 90131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Drought has long been part of Texas climate and will continue http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-has-long-been-part-texas-climate-and-will-continue <div class="node-body article-body">When drought settles in for several years, farm income suffers, and the shock waves of lost revenue rip across communities, counties, even regions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-has-long-been-part-texas-climate-and-will-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-has-long-been-part-texas-climate-and-will-continue#comments Water Shortage Drought Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:18:00 +0000 90001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>DR. TRAVIS MILLER, left, chats with Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research, and Dr. Steve Searcy, head of the Texas A&amp;M University department of biological and agricultural engineering, at the recent Texas Plant Protection Association&rsquo;s annual conference in Bryan, Texas</p>