Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en LCRA seeks approval to cut irrigation water for fourth straight year http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/lcra-seeks-approval-cut-irrigation-water-fourth-straight-year <div class="node-body article-body">The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Board of Directors voted 11 to 2 this week to ask permission from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to curtail releases from the lakes once again in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/lcra-seeks-approval-cut-irrigation-water-fourth-straight-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/lcra-seeks-approval-cut-irrigation-water-fourth-straight-year#comments Water Shortage Drought Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:22:00 +0000 89501 at http://southwestfarmpress.com SW drought abating but exceptional drought spots remain http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/sw-drought-abating-exceptional-drought-spots-remain <div class="node-body article-body">Areas considered in moderate to exceptional drought are beginning to diminish across the Southwest</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/sw-drought-abating-exceptional-drought-spots-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/sw-drought-abating-exceptional-drought-spots-remain#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:05:00 +0000 89461 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Dancing to the El Niño shuffle http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dancing-el-ni-o-shuffle <div class="node-body article-body">El Niño may require a month or more to develop and unleash its full effect.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dancing-el-ni-o-shuffle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dancing-el-ni-o-shuffle#comments Water Shortage El Nino Wed, 05 Nov 2014 03:14:00 +0000 89211 at http://southwestfarmpress.com President authorizes disaster aid for New Mexico floods http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/president-authorizes-disaster-aid-new-mexico-floods <div class="node-body article-body">Local officials say significant rains over the last two months saturated soils and were instrumental in increasing runoff and flood waters associated with September's tropical storms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/president-authorizes-disaster-aid-new-mexico-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/president-authorizes-disaster-aid-new-mexico-floods#comments Water Shortage Flooding Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:27:00 +0000 89201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Weak El Niño likely to bring wet winter http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/weak-el-ni-o-likely-bring-wet-winter <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is now considered to be a weak El Ni&ntilde;o likely will result in a wet, cool winter for most of Texas. That should be a welcome change from the past four dry winter seasons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/weak-el-ni-o-likely-bring-wet-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/weak-el-ni-o-likely-bring-wet-winter#comments Water Shortage El Nino Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:06:00 +0000 88991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Though El Ni&ntilde;o will likely be weaker than earlier predicted, this winter&rsquo;s weather is expected to be cloudy, rainy and cool, according to the Texas state climatologist</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns) Drought status should improve into winter http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-should-improve-winter <div class="node-body article-body">Pockets of persistent drought remain, according to the latest U.S Drought Monitor reports.</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-status-should-improve-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-should-improve-winter#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:27:00 +0000 88951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drought status is improveing across the southwest.</p> (U.S. Drought Monitor) New Mexico town celebrates return of long awaited harvest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-town-celebrates-return-long-awaited-harvest <div class="node-body article-body">Producers say unexpected heavy rains offered adequate water to bring crops to harvest this year, and that is cause for celebration as harvest gets underway.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-town-celebrates-return-long-awaited-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-town-celebrates-return-long-awaited-harvest#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:12:00 +0000 88921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com No change noted in drought status from last week http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-change-noted-drought-status-last-week <div class="node-body article-body">Overall, Texas remains at 49 percent in moderate to exceptional drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-change-noted-drought-status-last-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-change-noted-drought-status-last-week#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:58:00 +0000 88861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Recent rainfall has improved drought conditions across much of the southwest but pockets of extreme drought remain.</p> Drought is over? I’m not saying http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve been rained on; I’ve stepped in ankle-deep puddles; I have accumulated gobs of mud inside and outside of my once pristine white pickup; I have sat in a metal building listening to the rain drumming a resonant rhythm on the roof.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/drought-over-i-m-not-saying#comments Water Shortage Blog Farm Press Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:11:00 +0000 88781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Federal disaster assistance awarded for New Mexico floods http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/federal-disaster-assistance-awarded-new-mexico-floods <div class="node-body article-body">On Monday (Oct. 6), the President signed the federal declaration of disaster and ordered FEMA to dispatch assistance to aid and supplement New Mexico state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in areas most affected by recent severe storms and flooding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/federal-disaster-assistance-awarded-new-mexico-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/federal-disaster-assistance-awarded-new-mexico-floods#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:34:00 +0000 88681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com