Irrigation http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Irrigation season begins in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/irrigation-season-begins-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">There is good news and bad news for Middle Rio Grande Valley farmers in New Mexico who are anxiously awaiting Monday's start to the new irrigation season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/irrigation-season-begins-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/irrigation-season-begins-new-mexico#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:38:00 +0000 84151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Rice farmers and conservationists attend hearing http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rice-farmers-and-conservationists-attend-hearing <div class="node-body article-body">The Lower Colorado River Authority(LCRA) requested TCEQ approve a drought emergency order to withhold the water from farmers this year if the combined storage of lakes Travis and Buchanan, the region’s water reservoirs, is less than 1.1 million acre-feet at or about midnight on March 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rice-farmers-and-conservationists-attend-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rice-farmers-and-conservationists-attend-hearing#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:02:00 +0000 83751 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Where’s the rain this winter? http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/where-s-rain-winter <div class="node-body article-body">The winter of 2014 may be setting or getting close to records for cold temperatures, but precipitation levels remain more of the same.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/where-s-rain-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/where-s-rain-winter#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:54:00 +0000 83741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dry soil in winter means little moisture reserve going into hot summer growing seasons.</p> Fed climate hubs signal drought response http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/fed-climate-hubs-signal-drought-response <div class="node-body article-body">As forecasters call for another dry summer, federal, state and local fire officials are searching for resources as they gear up for what many fear will be another intense year of wildfires.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/fed-climate-hubs-signal-drought-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/fed-climate-hubs-signal-drought-response#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:59:00 +0000 83671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Thin stands have resulted from recent droughts across the southwest.</p> TCEQ delays action on LCRA water curtailment http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tceq-delays-action-lcra-water-curtailment <div class="node-body article-body">Texas rice farmers will have to wait a few more days before they find out whether or not they will have a chance to receive any irrigation water from the Colorado River this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tceq-delays-action-lcra-water-curtailment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/tceq-delays-action-lcra-water-curtailment#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Rice Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:12:00 +0000 83631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Climatologist, Water Development Board see continued drought http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/climatologist-water-development-board-see-continued-drought <div class="node-body article-body">A bit of precipitation here and there—rain, ice, snow or sleet—over the past few weeks may have put people thinking that the long-running drought is near a close. Or maybe not. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/climatologist-water-development-board-see-continued-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/climatologist-water-development-board-see-continued-drought#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:10:00 +0000 83601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Many parts of Texas continued to get wintry precipitation, but from a moisture standpoint the winter has generally been drier than normal, according to State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns) Rural Texans unite against water curtailment http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rural-texans-unite-against-water-curtailment <div class="node-body article-body">Director Richard Hyde approved the Lower Colorado River Authority's (LCRA) controversial request for emergency drought relief for 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rural-texans-unite-against-water-curtailment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rural-texans-unite-against-water-curtailment#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:05:00 +0000 83471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Persistent drought has taken a toll of SW agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/persistent-drought-has-taken-toll-sw-agriculture <div class="node-body gallery-body">Most experts predict the Southwest will remain in drought conditions well into 2014 and that the dry trend could persist for another five years or more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/persistent-drought-has-taken-toll-sw-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/persistent-drought-has-taken-toll-sw-agriculture#comments Irrigation Water Shortage Drought Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:06:00 +0000 83441 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Long-range weather outlook for Southwest is not optimistic http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/long-range-weather-outlook-southwest-not-optimistic <div class="node-body article-body">The drought that has gripped southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains for the last three plus years is likely to persist in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/long-range-weather-outlook-southwest-not-optimistic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/long-range-weather-outlook-southwest-not-optimistic#comments Irrigation Forecasting Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:26:00 +0000 83281 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Continued drought is likely for 2014, accordinig to meteorologist Bryan Rupp.</p> Southwest states gear up for water battle http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/southwest-states-gear-water-battle <div class="node-body article-body">Some growers in southern New Mexico fear that lawsuit could result in a settlement that could favor Texas, making less water from the river available to New Mexico farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/southwest-states-gear-water-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/irrigation/southwest-states-gear-water-battle#comments Irrigation Irrigation Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:38:00 +0000 83241 at http://southwestfarmpress.com