Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Almost drought-free, Texas shows only small patches of abnormally dry areas http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/almost-drought-free-texas-shows-only-small-patches-abnormally-dry-areas <div class="node-body article-body"> “only a mouse’s squeak of drought in Hemphill County."</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/almost-drought-free-texas-shows-only-small-patches-abnormally-dry-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/almost-drought-free-texas-shows-only-small-patches-abnormally-dry-areas#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Mon, 23 May 2016 23:17:00 +0000 99051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Limited field work was performed in the Texas High plains following recent rainfall.</p> DamWatch - Using new technology to keep dams safe http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/damwatch-using-new-technology-keep-dams-safe <div class="field-byline"> NCRS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Local conservation districts and NRCS are using new technology to help monitor 12,000 dams across the nation that have been constructed with assistance from the NRCS Watershed program.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/damwatch-using-new-technology-keep-dams-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/damwatch-using-new-technology-keep-dams-safe#comments Water Shortage Thu, 12 May 2016 15:50:00 +0000 98871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Twenty five percent of state’s agriculture production treading water http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water <div class="field-byline"> Sean Hubbard, OSU Communications Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In attempt to save the Ogallala Aquifer, OSU is teaming up with seven other universities, as well as the USDA-Agricultural Research Service for innovative research and Extension activitie</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/twenty-five-percent-state-s-agriculture-production-treading-water#comments Water Shortage Irrigation Thu, 05 May 2016 15:19:00 +0000 98671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The Ogallala aquifer provides productivity of 25 percent of Okalhoma&#39;s agricultural receipts from Beaver, Texas and Cimarron counties.</p> Forecasters say La Nina may bring hot and dry summer http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/forecasters-say-la-nina-may-bring-hot-and-dry-summer <div class="node-body article-body">La Nińa systems usually means hot and dry days with little or no rain, a condition that producers know well after the multiyear drought at the beginning of the decade.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/forecasters-say-la-nina-may-bring-hot-and-dry-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/forecasters-say-la-nina-may-bring-hot-and-dry-summer#comments Water Shortage La Nina Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:18:00 +0000 98061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>More extreme weather could come from El Nino before it gives way to La Nina this summer.</p> Feds warn of dry season in New Mexico http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/feds-warn-dry-season-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers in New Mexico's Central Rio Grande Valley are now beginning to wonder if they could be the next water rights holders to fall victim to diminishing water resources.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/feds-warn-dry-season-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/feds-warn-dry-season-new-mexico#comments Water Shortage Drought Vegetables Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:09:00 +0000 97951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>New Mexico chile farmers may be&nbsp; affected by lawsuit to restorct water use from the Rio Grande.</p> Texas is drought free — again http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-free-again <div class="node-body article-body"> The latest U.S. Drought Monitor released Monday, shows the state drought free.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-free-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-drought-free-again#comments Water Shortage El Nino Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:03:00 +0000 95831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Natural disasters exact minimal damage to Central Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/natural-disasters-exact-minimal-damage-central-texas <div class="field-byline"> Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pastures hit by the fire were already greening up and did not appear to have suffered any long-term damage. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/natural-disasters-exact-minimal-damage-central-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/natural-disasters-exact-minimal-damage-central-texas#comments Livestock Vegetables Water Shortage Drought Vegetables Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:48:00 +0000 95491 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>This year&rsquo;s spinach harvest in South Central Texas has shown both good yield and quality so far.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) Drought declines to 15 percent in Texas: region receives significant rainfall http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-declines-15-percent-texas-region-receives-significant-rainfall <div class="node-body article-body">Most of the region received significant amounts of rain from a system that came in on the coattails of moisture generated from Hurricane Patricia.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-declines-15-percent-texas-region-receives-significant-rainfall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-declines-15-percent-texas-region-receives-significant-rainfall#comments Cotton Water Shortage Precipitation Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:01:00 +0000 95151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Texas drought conditions improved significantly over the weekend.</p> South Texas inundated by heavy rains again http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/south-texas-inundated-heavy-rains-again <div class="node-body video-body">The remnants of Hurricane Patricia dumped nearly two feet of rain on parts Texas since October 23. This video shows the effects of Patricia on agricultural land in Navarro and Robertson Counties. Navarro County was the hardest hit according to the Weather Channel.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/south-texas-inundated-heavy-rains-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/south-texas-inundated-heavy-rains-again#comments Water Shortage Wheat Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:31:00 +0000 95031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com El Niño rains to help and hinder Texas crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-rains-help-and-hinder-texas-crops <div class="node-body article-body">National Weather Service forecasters in Midland say strong prevailing Pacific winds are streaming into the Southwest, driven by the effects of a particularly strong El Niño.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-rains-help-and-hinder-texas-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/el-ni-o-rains-help-and-hinder-texas-crops#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Vegetables Water Shortage Wheat El Nino Cotton Wed, 21 Oct 2015 20:08:00 +0000 94971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Rain clouds may bring heavy precipitation to the Southwest this week.</p>