Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Supreme Court could move forward with water rights lawsuit http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/supreme-court-could-move-forward-water-rights-lawsuit <div class="node-body article-body">The written complaint charges New Mexico with failure to live up to the terms of a multi-state water management agreement on how to distribute and manage the waters of the Rio Grande River.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/supreme-court-could-move-forward-water-rights-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/supreme-court-could-move-forward-water-rights-lawsuit#comments Water Shortage Irrigation Legislation Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:55:00 +0000 100091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Irrigation water is at the core of a&nbsp; Texas-New Mexico lawsuit that may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Sun, heat and wind drying out soil around Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/sun-heat-and-wind-drying-out-soil-around-texas <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell,Texas A&amp;M AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soil moisture indexes around the state are beginning to drop as higher temperatures and sunny days mark summe's arrival.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/sun-heat-and-wind-drying-out-soil-around-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/sun-heat-and-wind-drying-out-soil-around-texas#comments Water Shortage Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:51:00 +0000 99631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent in Wilson County, left, and Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension rangeland specialist based in Uvalde, check the ground temperature at McAdams 12 Bar Ranch in New Berlin prior to applying herbicide for mesquite control. Sunny days and temperatures are increasing around the state, which has been good for some areas and bad for others.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Paul Schattenberg) Some Texas farmers reporting crop damage after storms, others say 'wait and see' http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife Extension teams who have been surveying weather damages across Texas including hard hit areas in the southeast part of the state say there have been reports of corn crops submerged by flood waters, but grain sorghum seemed to fair slightly better.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-texas-farmers-reporting-crop-damage-after-storms-others-say-wait-and-see#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Peanuts Water Shortage Wheat Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:52:00 +0000 99391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com The American Red Cross urges North Texas to prepare now for more rain and thunderstorms http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/american-red-cross-urges-north-texas-prepare-now-more-rain-and-thunderstorms <div class="field-byline"> Red Cross of Northeast Texas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Shelters are open in Hood and Parker counties for anyone who needs a safe place to stay. All Red Cross services are free and available to everyone.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/american-red-cross-urges-north-texas-prepare-now-more-rain-and-thunderstorms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/american-red-cross-urges-north-texas-prepare-now-more-rain-and-thunderstorms#comments Water Shortage Flooding Thu, 02 Jun 2016 20:05:00 +0000 99321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Flood crisis worsens across Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/flood-crisis-worsens-across-texas <div class="node-body article-body">National Weather Service (NWS) says flooding on some rivers and streams has surpassed historical record levels, especially in East Texas. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/flood-crisis-worsens-across-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/flood-crisis-worsens-across-texas#comments Water Shortage Flooding Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:54:00 +0000 99231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Almost drought-free, Texas shows only small patches of abnormally dry areas http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/almost-drought-free-texas-shows-only-small-patches-abnormally-dry-areas <div class="node-body article-body"> “only a mouse’s squeak of drought in Hemphill County."</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/almost-drought-free-texas-shows-only-small-patches-abnormally-dry-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/almost-drought-free-texas-shows-only-small-patches-abnormally-dry-areas#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Mon, 23 May 2016 23:17:00 +0000 99051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Limited field work was performed in the Texas High plains following recent rainfall.</p> DamWatch - Using new technology to keep dams safe http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/damwatch-using-new-technology-keep-dams-safe <div class="field-byline"> NCRS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Local conservation districts and NRCS are using new technology to help monitor 12,000 dams across the nation that have been constructed with assistance from the NRCS Watershed program.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/damwatch-using-new-technology-keep-dams-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/damwatch-using-new-technology-keep-dams-safe#comments Water Shortage Thu, 12 May 2016 15:50:00 +0000 98871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Twenty five percent of state’s agriculture production treading water http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water <div class="field-byline"> Sean Hubbard, OSU Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In attempt to save the Ogallala Aquifer, OSU is teaming up with seven other universities, as well as the USDA-Agricultural Research Service for innovative research and Extension activitie</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water#comments Water Shortage Irrigation Thu, 05 May 2016 15:19:00 +0000 98671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The Ogallala aquifer provides productivity of 25 percent of Okalhoma&#39;s agricultural receipts from Beaver, Texas and Cimarron counties.</p> Forecasters say La Nina may bring hot and dry summer http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/forecasters-say-la-nina-may-bring-hot-and-dry-summer <div class="node-body article-body">La Nińa systems usually means hot and dry days with little or no rain, a condition that producers know well after the multiyear drought at the beginning of the decade.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/forecasters-say-la-nina-may-bring-hot-and-dry-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/forecasters-say-la-nina-may-bring-hot-and-dry-summer#comments Water Shortage La Nina Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:18:00 +0000 98061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>More extreme weather could come from El Nino before it gives way to La Nina this summer.</p> Feds warn of dry season in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/feds-warn-dry-season-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers in New Mexico's Central Rio Grande Valley are now beginning to wonder if they could be the next water rights holders to fall victim to diminishing water resources.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/feds-warn-dry-season-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/feds-warn-dry-season-new-mexico#comments Water Shortage Drought Vegetables Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:09:00 +0000 97951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>New Mexico chile farmers may be&nbsp; affected by lawsuit to restorct water use from the Rio Grande.</p>