Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en 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> WOTUS All the Fuss About? http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/wotus-all-fuss-about <div class="field-byline"> Shannon L. Ferrell, Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics; Tiffany Dowell Lashmet , Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) prohibits the “discharge” of any pollutant without a permit and defines discharge as “any addition of any pollutant to navigable waters from a point source.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/wotus-all-fuss-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/wotus-all-fuss-about#comments Water Shortage Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:05:00 +0000 90431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Clarifying the definition of &quot;Waters of the United States&quot; is the goa; behind a new&nbsp; EPA rule.</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 Ogallala Aquifer levels dropping faster than expected http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/ogallala-aquifer-levels-dropping-faster-expected <div class="node-body article-body">Ogallala Aquifer levels are dropping at a more accelerated rate than expected. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/ogallala-aquifer-levels-dropping-faster-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/ogallala-aquifer-levels-dropping-faster-expected#comments Water Shortage Irrigation Management Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:07:00 +0000 90071 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Groundwater withdrawals from the High Plains aquifer for irrigation increased from 4 million acre-feet to 19 million acre-feet from 1949 to 1974.</p> 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> Drought status continues to improve across Southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-continues-improve-across-southwest <div class="node-body article-body">Most of Texas shows that drought removal is likely, remains but improves, or continues to be drought-free.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-continues-improve-across-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-continues-improve-across-southwest#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:58:00 +0000 89681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Oklahoma shows almost 60 percent of the state in moderate to exceptional status.</p> (U.S. Drought Monitor image) Water sacrifices need to be shared http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/water-sacrifices-need-be-shared <div class="node-body blog-body"> Rice farmers will be hit particularly hard and for the third or fourth year in a row. Many have lost production, and some have abandoned acreage because of limited water supplies.</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/water-sacrifices-need-be-shared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/water-sacrifices-need-be-shared#comments Water Shortage Farm Press Blog Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:23:00 +0000 89661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com