Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en 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 Oklahoma has ambitious water management strategy http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/oklahoma-has-ambitious-water-management-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">For agriculture, the water use goal has to be: “use as little as possible to maximize yield and profit.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/oklahoma-has-ambitious-water-management-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/oklahoma-has-ambitious-water-management-strategy#comments Water Shortage Irrigation Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:02:00 +0000 89651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>GAREY FOX, interim director, Oklahoma Water Resources Center, chats with OSU Extension economist Jody Campiche, during a break at the Rural Economics Conference in Stillwater, Okla.</p> Some eastern NM lakes nearly full after fall floods http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-eastern-nm-lakes-nearly-full-after-fall-floods <div class="node-body article-body">Heavy rains benefited farmers in the Texas Coastal Bend and in Deep South Texas over the summer and fall months, and showers have improved dry conditions across most of Texas and in large parts of New Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-eastern-nm-lakes-nearly-full-after-fall-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/some-eastern-nm-lakes-nearly-full-after-fall-floods#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:54:00 +0000 89601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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)