Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Rainfall drops Texas drought ratings below 40 percent http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-drops-texas-drought-ratings-below-40-percent <div class="node-body article-body">Reservoir levels remain an issue in southwest Oklahoma as well where recent reports indicate Lake Lugert at 9 percent of capacity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-drops-texas-drought-ratings-below-40-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-drops-texas-drought-ratings-below-40-percent#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:52:00 +0000 91711 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>More than 70 percent of Oklahoma remains in drought status.</p> Changes in Gulf Coast land cover reported http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changes-gulf-coast-land-cover-reported <div class="node-body article-body">Nothing remains as it was. Great plains that once stretched for miles untouched by plow or highway have, in recent times, become the bread basket of modern agriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changes-gulf-coast-land-cover-reported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/changes-gulf-coast-land-cover-reported#comments Management Water Shortage Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:54:00 +0000 91661 at http://southwestfarmpress.com It could be a historically wet spring season in Southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/it-could-be-historically-wet-spring-season-southwest <div class="node-body article-body">While folk history would have us believe that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, National Weather Service forecasters are saying just the opposite is true when it comes to an infrequent climate development in the Pacific Ocean, one that can cause an exceptionally wet spring for parts of the Southwest this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/it-could-be-historically-wet-spring-season-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/it-could-be-historically-wet-spring-season-southwest#comments Water Shortage Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:12:00 +0000 91651 at http://southwestfarmpress.com River coalition calls for better conservation after TCEQ action http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/river-coalition-calls-better-conservation-after-tceq-action <div class="node-body article-body">TCEQ officially approved the emergency order as requested by LCRA to stop releases of interruptible water from the Highland Lakes to irrigation operations in Colorado, Wharton and Matagorda counties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/river-coalition-calls-better-conservation-after-tceq-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/river-coalition-calls-better-conservation-after-tceq-action#comments Water Shortage Drought Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:38:00 +0000 91311 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Dry cycle continuing across much of the Southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-cycle-continuing-across-much-southwest <div class="node-body article-body">The 2011 historic drought resulted in a $7.6 billion loss (2010 and 2011). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-cycle-continuing-across-much-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-cycle-continuing-across-much-southwest#comments Vegetables Water Shortage El Nino Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:11:00 +0000 91301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>WEATHER EXTREMES, stronger storms, longer droughts, hotter summers and colder winters, may be in store for the Southwest. Agriculture may continue to deal with drought for several more years, according to weather observers.</p> Colorado snow could benefit New Mexico water crisis http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis <div class="node-body article-body">NRCS Snow Survey Program provides monthly mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/colorado-snow-could-benefit-new-mexico-water-crisis#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:24:00 +0000 91141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Crop production mixed bag for New Mexico in 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico's crop production numbers for 2014 are tied closely to ongoing problems associated with the drought. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/crop-production-mixed-bag-new-mexico-2014#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:11:00 +0000 91031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com U.S. could be facing megadrought http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought <div class="node-body article-body">A megadrought is possible for a large area of the United States in the not-too-distant future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/us-could-be-facing-megadrought#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:37:00 +0000 91011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas drought status remains at 39 percent http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers and other ag watchers are hesitant to call the drought over, even in locations showing only abnormally dry conditions or currently considered drought free</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-status-remains-39-percent#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:15:00 +0000 91001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drought status has improved since summer, but areas remain ins exceptional drought.</p> New Mexico Attorney General wants money to fight Texas suit http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-attorney-general-wants-money-fight-texas-suit <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way last year for Texas to proceed with its lawsuit against New Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-attorney-general-wants-money-fight-texas-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-attorney-general-wants-money-fight-texas-suit#comments Water Shortage Federal Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:41:00 +0000 90781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com