Water-level declines are leveling off recently in some parts of Texas, including GMA 8, suggesting a recovery from historical drawdown due to implementation of conservation and regulatory strategies....More
With four consecutive years of drought across New Mexico and the greater Southwest, farmers and ranchers in the Land of Enchantment are expressing hope this week as the first of typical monsoon rains have filtered into the state, in some cases bringing substantial seasonal moisture....More
Daryll Ray's and Harwood Schaffer's most recent “Policy Pennings” column deals with a controversial topic—climate change.
But they contend that failing to prepare for climate change may be worse for agriculture and the world’s population than denying its existence....More
Pressure from farm groups and rural property owners has influenced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plans to cut off public comment on its proposed definition for waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act....More
Voluntary conservation practices place Oklahoma among the water quality elite for another year. Farmers, ranchers and other landowners have helped remove nine more streams from Oklahoma’s 303(d) list of impaired streams....More
Rain fell on much of the Southwest from a few days before through a few days after the Memorial Day weekend, leaving as much as 11 inches in some locations. Other areas received as little as a trace of rain....More
Rainfall, heavy in some areas, late last week and this Monday may alter the overall status of Texas drought, but as of Tuesday, the latest Texas Water Development Board drought report indicates that conditions continue to get worse....More