Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Latest Drought Monitor Report for New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/latest-drought-monitor-report-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">National Weather Service forecasters in Albuquerque say the latest drought monitor report is encouraging news and represents significant improvement over dry conditions of the last two year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/latest-drought-monitor-report-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/latest-drought-monitor-report-new-mexico#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 87631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Uncertainty is only certainty with Southwest weather http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/uncertainty-only-certainty-southwest-weather <div class="node-body article-body">Much of the Southwest has benefitted from increased moisture this summer. May rainfall broke a cycle of increasingly high temperatures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/uncertainty-only-certainty-southwest-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/uncertainty-only-certainty-southwest-weather#comments Water Shortage El Nino Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:10:00 +0000 87621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dry soils persist across much of the Southwest as farmers and ranchers hope for improved chances of moisture this fall and winter.</p> Drought status mostly unchanged http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-mostly-unchanged <div class="node-body article-body">Drought conditions across Texas showed little net change over the past week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-mostly-unchanged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-mostly-unchanged#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:01:00 +0000 87571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Though it may look like it, that isn&rsquo;t an onion crop growing in this drought-stricken Medina County &mdash; it&rsquo;s corn, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Uvalde. The pecan trees in the background may not be dead yet, but they&rsquo;re close to it.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Larry Stein) New Mexico irrigation districts halt water deliveries http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-irrigation-districts-halt-water-deliveries <div class="node-body article-body">The only real solution is for the drought to end and the rains and the snows to return to their normal averages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-irrigation-districts-halt-water-deliveries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-irrigation-districts-halt-water-deliveries#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 87551 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Rainfall events are encouraging across Southwest but drought persists http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-events-are-encouraging-across-southwest-drought-persists <div class="node-body article-body">A whopping 100 percent of New Mexico remains in drought status ranging from abnormally dry to extreme.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-events-are-encouraging-across-southwest-drought-persists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rainfall-events-are-encouraging-across-southwest-drought-persists#comments Water Shortage Drought Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 87501 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Little has changed since last fall at&nbsp; Lake Lugert. The reservoir is at 12 percent of capacity.</p> Southwest drought stubbornly hangs on http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-stubbornly-hangs <div class="node-body article-body">Texas remains at 58 percent in moderate to exceptional drought, same as a week ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-stubbornly-hangs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-stubbornly-hangs#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:59:00 +0000 87401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dry conditions persist over much of the Southwest region.</p> Drought conditions improve in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-improve-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">The latest National Drought Mitigation Center report issued July 29 indicates that drought conditions have improved for large areas of the state but most of New Mexico remains in at least some stage of drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-improve-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-conditions-improve-new-mexico#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:19:00 +0000 87371 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New Mexico receives beneficial rainfall http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-receives-beneficial-rainfall <div class="node-body article-body">Late July rains are providing encouragement for New Mexico farmers and ranchers suffering from a fourth consecutive year of severe drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-receives-beneficial-rainfall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/new-mexico-receives-beneficial-rainfall#comments Water Shortage Drought Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 87251 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Drought status improves across Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-improves-across-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Finally, a drought that has tortured Texas farmers and ranchers for almost four years seems to be diminishing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-improves-across-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-status-improves-across-texas#comments Water Shortage Drought Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:51:00 +0000 87231 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Soil moisture profiles still low http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/soil-moisture-profiles-still-low <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the continuing drought and poor soil conditions, rainfall Texas has received so far this year have proved beneficial. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/soil-moisture-profiles-still-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/soil-moisture-profiles-still-low#comments Water Shortage Drought Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 87101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>In Texas, planted sorghum acreage was about the same as last year but has seen a 9 percent increase in harvested acres early in the year</p>