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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
402 PM CDT THU AUG 14 2014

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS SPREAD INTO PORTIONS OF THE VICTORIA
CROSSROADS AREA AND SOUTHERN COASTAL REGIONS...

...INLAND PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL BEND AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
THE BRUSH COUNTRY RECEIVE BENEFICIAL HEAVY RAINFALL WHILE MUCH OF
THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS RECEIVE LIMITED RAINFALL...

...PROBABILITY OF EL-NINO DEVELOPING DURING THE FALL AND EARLY
WINTER DECREASES TO ABOUT 65 PERCENT...


.SYNOPSIS...
MOST OF THE HEAVY RAINFALL OVER SOUTH TEXAS DURING THE PAST TWO
WEEKS FELL OVER INLAND PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL BEND AND SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY...WHILE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA (HSA) RECEIVED LITTLE IF ANY
PRECIPITATION. MOST OF THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL (WIDESPREAD 1 TO 3
INCH AMOUNTS WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 5 INCHES) FELL
OVER WESTERN PORTIONS OF NUECES...JIM WELLS...SAN PATRICIO...
KLEBERG AND DUVAL COUNTIES. UNFORTUNATELY...MUCH OF THE NORTHERN
BRUSH COUNTRY (LA SALLE...MCMULLEN AND PORTIONS OF LIVE OAK
COUNTIES) RECEIVED LESS THAN 1/4 INCH OF PRECIPITATION (WITH MUCH
OF LA SALLE AND MCMULLEN COUNTIES RECEIVING NO MORE THAN 25
PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL). WHILE EXTREME NORTHERN PORTIONS
OF GOLIAD COUNTY RECEIVED OVER AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION ON
AUGUST 11...MOST OF NORTHERN GOLIAD AND NORTHERN VICTORIA COUNTIES
RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS. WITH MUCH OF
NORTHERN GOLIAD AND NORTHERN VICTORIA COUNTIES RECEIVING BELOW
NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS...DROUGHT CONDITIONS
WORSENED OVER THESE AREAS. ALSO...WITH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER
MUCH OF THE NORTHERN HSA DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS...MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS MOVED INTO EXTREME NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH
TEXAS. FINALLY...WITH LIMITED RAINFALL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS
OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHERN COASTAL REGIONS...SEVERE DROUGHT
CONDITIONS HAVE SPREAD NEAR THE COASTS OF KLEBERG AND NUECES
COUNTIES.

THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT...VALID AS OF 7 AM EDT AUGUST
12 2014...SHOWS THE FOLLOWING DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER SOUTH TEXAS
(D4 = EXCEPTIONAL; D3 = EXTREME; D2 = SEVERE; D1 = MODERATE; D0 =
ABNORMALLY DRY). THESE COUNTIES HAVE THE FOLLOWING DROUGHT
CONDITIONS:

ARANSAS COUNTY: ALL OF THE COUNTY REMAINS IN D0 STATUS...INCLUDING
THE CITY OF ROCKPORT.

BEE COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER EXTREME NORTHERN PORTIONS
OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF OAKS...PAWNEE AND
CAESAR. THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY REMAINS IN D0 STATUS...
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BEEVILLE AND SKIDMORE.

CALHOUN COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS SPREAD FARTHER SOUTHWESTWARD INTO
ABOUT 3/4 OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF FULGHUMS
LANDING...KAMEY...PORT LAVACA AND POINT COMFORT. THE REMAINDER OF
THE COUNTY IS IN D0 STATUS...AND INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF SEA
DRIFT...HEYSER AND GREEN LAKE.

DUVAL COUNTY: D0 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE EXTREME NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY OF SEVEN
SISTERS. THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT FREE...AND INCLUDE
THE COMMUNITIES OF FREER...ROSITA...SAN DIEGO...BENAVIDES AND
REALITOS.

GOLIAD COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER EXTREME NORTHEASTERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF WESER...
ANDER AND SCHROEDER. OUTSIDE THE D2 AREA...D1 CONDITIONS EXIST
OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE
COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES GOLIAD...FANNIN AND ANGEL
CITY. THE SOUTHWESTERN HALF OF THE COUNTY IS IN D0 STATUS...AND
INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF BERCLAIR AND CHARCO.

JIM WELLS COUNTY: D0 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE EXTREME NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND ONLY INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY OF MIDWAY.
THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT FREE...AND INCLUDE ALICE...
BEN BOLT...ORANGE GROVE AND PREMONT.

KLEBERG COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER AREAS NEAR THE
COAST...INCLUDING SOUTH BIRD ISLAND AND THE PADRE ISLAND RANGER
STATION. OUTSIDE THE D2 AREA...D1 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER ABOUT THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE RIVIERA BEACH. NO DROUGHT
CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE WESTERN 1/4 OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE
THE CITIES OF KINGSVILLE AND RICARDO. THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY
IS IN D0 STATUS...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF LOYOLA BEACH AND
RIVERA.

LA SALLE COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER THE EXTREME
NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (RURAL AREAS). OUTSIDE THE D1
AREA...D0 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE NORTHEASTERN HALF OF THE
COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF COTULLA...FOWLERTON...AND
WOODWARD. THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY REMAINS DROUGHT FREE...AND
INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF ARTESIA WELLS AND ATLEE.

LIVE OAK COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE NORTHERN 1/5 OF THE
COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF SUNLAND AND WHITSETT. THE
REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY REMAINS IN D0 STATUS...INCLUDING THE
COMMUNITIES OF THREE RIVERS...GEORGE WEST AND CLEGG.

MCMULLEN COUNTY: D1 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER THE EXTREME
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (RURAL AREAS). OUTSIDE THE D1
AREA...D0 CONDITIONS EXIST ESSENTIALLY FOR THE REST OF THE
COUNTY...INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF TILDEN AND CALLIHAM.

NUECES COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY OF LAGUNA
VISTA. HOWEVER...THE WESTERN 1/4 OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT FREE...
AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF BISHOP...BANQUETTE...AND AGUA
DULCE. OUTSIDE THE D2 AREA...D1 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER ABOUT THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE CITY OF CORPUS
CHRISTI...AS WELL AS PETRONILA AND CHAPMAN RANCH. THE REST OF THE
COUNTY IS IN D0 STATUS...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITIES OF DRISCOLL...
ROBSTOWN AND CALALLEN.

REFUGIO COUNTY: D0 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE ENTIRE COUNTY...
INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF REFUGIO...TIVOLI AND WOODSBORO.

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY: D0 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER ALL BUT THE
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY (WHICH IS DROUGHT FREE
AND INCLUDES THE COMMUNITY OF SAN PATRICIO). THE COMMUNITIES OF
ARANSAS PASS...SINTON...MATHIS...ODEM AND PORTLAND ARE IN D0
STATUS.

VICTORIA COUNTY: D2 CONDITIONS NOW EXIST OVER THE EXTREME
NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY OF
MISSION VALLEY. D0 CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY OF MCFADDIN.
THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY IS IN D1 STATUS...AND INCLUDE THE
CITY OF VICTORIA AND THE COMMUNITIES OF NURSERY...INEZ...SALEM
AND INEZ.

WEBB COUNTY: ALL OF THE COUNTY IS DROUGHT-FREE. THUS...LAREDO HAS
NO DROUGHT STATUS AT THIS TIME.

SEE THE DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT (LINK PROVIDED BELOW) FOR A
GRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE DROUGHT AREAS.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS.
ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE BURN BAN MAP OF AUGUST
14...GOLIAD AND VICTORIA COUNTIES HAVE INSTITUTED BURN BANS...
WHILE NUECES COUNTY HAS REMOVED THEIR BAN. THUS...GOLIAD...
VICTORIA...KLEBERG AND BEE COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS...WHILE THE
REMAINDER OF THE COUNTIES DO NOT HAVE BURN BANS. STILL...RESIDENTS
PLANNING ON BURNING SHOULD CONTACT COUNTY OFFICIALS TO ENSURE THAT
BURNING IS ALLOWED...AND ALSO TO SEE IF ANY RESTRICTIONS ON HOW
AND WHEN TO BURN ARE IN EFFECT. IF BURNING IS ALLOWED...BE SURE IT
IS NOT DONE DURING WINDY DAYS WITH LOW HUMIDITY...AS THIS COULD
RESULT IN A FIRE WHICH COULD EASILY GET OUT OF CONTROL.

WITH THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY OF THE CORPUS CHRISTI RESERVOIRS
BELOW 40 PERCENT...THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI IS UNDER STAGE 2
WATER RESTRICTIONS. THESE RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE...

* ONE WATERING DAY PER WEEK COINCIDING WITH THE CUSTOMER`S GARBAGE
  PICK UP DAY. RESTRICTIONS FOR CORPUS CHRISTI RESIDENTS
  INCLUDE...

  - WATERING OF LANDSCAPES BY SPRINKLER IRRIGATION IS NOT ALLOWED
    BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM. USE OF HAND-HELD BUCKET OR HOSE...OR
    DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH SHUTOFF NOZZLES PERMITTED ANY TIME
    ON ANY DAY.

  - HOME CAR WASHINGS ARE TO BE DONE ONLY BY USE OF HAND-HELD
    BUCKET OR HOSE EQUIPPED WITH SHUTOFF NOZZLE. USE OF COMMERCIAL
    CAR WASHES STILL ALLOWED ANY TIME.

  - FILLING POOLS LIMITED TO DESIGNATED WATERING DAY.

  - MAINTAINING INTEGRITY OF BUILDING FOUNDATION BY USE OF DRIP
    IRRIGATION OR HAND HELD HOSE ONLY.

  - USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR IRRIGATION OF GOLF COURSES IS LIMITED
    TO DESIGNATED WATERING DAY.

RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES NOT COMPLYING WITH THESE RESTRICTIONS
WILL RECEIVE A FINE UP TO 500 DOLLARS. MORE INFORMATION
CONCERNING WATER RESTRICTIONS (INCLUDING REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTIONS
AND VARIANCES) CAN BE FOUND AT: WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/GOVERNMENT/WATER.

SIMILAR WATER RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN INSTITUTED FOR THE CITY OF
PORTLAND THAT ARE IN EFFECT FOR CORPUS CHRISTI.

ADDITIONAL MINOR DIFFERENCES ARE OBSERVED AT PORTLAND AND
INGLESIDE. FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR THESE LOCATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT:

HTTP://PORTLANDTX.COM
HTTP://INGLESIDETX.GOV

THE CITY OF VICTORIA REMAINS UNDER STAGE II WATER RESTRICTIONS.
UNDER STAGE II WATER RESTRICTIONS...

- ONLY WATER BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 AM AND 10 AM...AND BETWEEN 8
  PM AND MIDNIGHT. THESE TIMES ALSO HOLD TRUE FOR RESIDENTS
  WISHING TO FILL...REFILL...OR ADD WATER TO ANY SWIMMING
  POOLS...WADING POOLS...OR JACUZZI-TYPE POOLS.

- WASH MOTOR VEHICLES...MOTORBIKES...BOATS...TRAILERS...AIRPLANES
  OR OTHER VEHICLES EITHER BETWEEN 6 AM TO 10 AM...AND BETWEEN 6
  PM TO 10 PM. WASHING VEHICLES AT A COMMERCIAL CAR WASH OR
  SERVICE STATION CAN BE DONE AT ANY TIME.

- GOLF COURSE GREENS...TEES AND FAIRWAYS CAN ONLY BE IRRIGATED
  BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 AM AND 10 AM...AND BETWEEN 8 PM AND
  MIDNIGHT...UNLESS THE COURSE USES A WATER SOURCE OTHER THAN THAT
  PROVIDED BY THE CITY.

THE CITY OF LAREDO IS UNDER STAGE 1 WATER RESTRICTIONS. THESE
WATER RESTRICTIONS STILL ALLOW RESIDENTS TO WATER THEIR LANDSCAPES
AT ANY TIME...BUT RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO VOLUNTARILY CONSERVE
WATER.

AS ALWAYS...

- DO NOT ALLOW WATER TO RUN OFF INTO THE STREETS OR STORM DRAINS.

- WATER IS NOT ALLOWED TO CONSTANTLY FLOW THROUGH THE TAP OR VALVE.
  ALL LEAKS MUST BE REPAIRED.

OTHER RESIDENTS IN SOUTH TEXAS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO
CONTINUE TO CONSERVE WATER. WHEN ADEQUATE RAINFALL IS
RECEIVED...WATERING SHOULD BE OMITTED UNTIL WATERING BECOMES
NECESSARY (AND WHEN RESTRICTIONS ALLOW YOU TO WATER). RESIDENTS
WITH SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD MONITOR THEIR WATERING TO ENSURE
THEIR SYSTEM IS WATERING THE LAWN AND NOT THE SIDEWALK OR STREET.
ALSO...USE A SPRINKLER WHICH MAKES LARGER WATER DROPLETS...AND
AVOID WATERING ON WINDY DAYS. FINALLY...TURN SOAKER HOSES SO THAT
THE HOLES ARE ON THE BOTTOM...FACING THE GRASS.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN INFORMED ON ANY WATER RESTRICTIONS WHICH
MAY BE IMPOSED FOR THEIR LOCATION...AS ANY VIOLATIONS CAN RESULT
IN SIGNIFICANT FINES. MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO CONSERVE WATER
(AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLANS) IS FOUND ON THE CITY WEBSITES
LISTED AT THE END OF THIS STATEMENT.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE HSA HAVE MAINTAINED EITHER
MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR LOCAL PUBLIC WATER
SYSTEMS (PWS). ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY (TCEQ)...HERE IS A LIST OF LOCATIONS WITHIN THE HSA (AS OF
AUGUST 13 2014) WHICH HAVE WATER RESTRICTIONS:

REMOVED RESTRICTIONS: NONE REMOVED

NEW/AMENDED RESTRICTIONS:
SAN PATRICIO COUNTY: SAN PATRICIO MWD (STAGE 1 FROM VOLUNTARY).
NUECES COUNTY: GOLDEN ACRES WATER CO (STAGE 1 FROM NONE).

PREVIOUS RESTRICTIONS:
ARANSAS COUNTY: CITY OF ROCKPORT (STAGE 1)...COPANO HEIGHTS WATER
(STAGE 1)

BEE COUNTY: BLUEBERRY HILLS WATERWORKS (STAGE 1)...CITY OF
BEEVILLE (VOLUNTARY)

CALHOUN COUNTY: THE CITY OF POINT COMFORT (STAGE 1)

DUVAL COUNTY: FREER WCID (VOLUNTARY)

JIM WELLS COUNTY: CITY OF ALICE (STAGE 1)...ENGLISH ACRES (STAGE
3)...PAISANO MOBILE HOME PARK (STAGE 3).

KLEBERG COUNTY: CITY OF KINGSVILLE (VOLUNTARY)...TEXAS A & M
UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE (VOLUNTARY)...RICARDO WSC (STAGE 1)...KING
RANCH SANTA GERTRUDIS (VOLUNTARY)...EAST RIVIERA WSC (VOLUNTARY).

LIVE OAK: BUCKEYE KNOLL (STAGE 1)...OLD MARBACH SCHOOL WSC
(VOLUNTARY)

NUECES COUNTY: CITY OF BISHOP (STAGE 1)...NUECES COUNTY WCID 3
(STAGE 1)...NUECES COUNTY WCID 4 (STAGE 1)..CORPUS CHRISTI NAS
(STAGE 1)...NUECES WSC (STAGE 1).

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY: CITY OF GREGORY (STAGE 2)...CITY OF MATHIS
(STAGE 1)...CITY OF ODEM (STAGE 1)...CITY OF TAFT (STAGE 1).

VICTORIA COUNTY: VICTORIA COUNTY WCID 1 (STAGE 1)

WEBB COUNTY: MIRANDO CITY WSC (VOLUNTARY)...BRUNI RURAL WSC
(VOLUNTARY).


AGRICULTURAL AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
WITH RAINFALL LIMITED OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA...AND
FREQUENT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...SOIL MOISTURE DIMINISHED
DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. THE RECENT SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALY
MAP FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (VALID ON AUGUST 13) SHOWS
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE OVER THE REGION...WITH MOST
PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS HAVING ANOMALIES BETWEEN -40 MM AND -60
MM. HOWEVER...THE EXTREME NORTHEASTERN COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA
AREA HAVE ANOMALIES BETWEEN -60 MM AND -80 MM. ALSO...SOIL
MOISTURE PERCENTILES ARE STARTING TO FALL OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH
TEXAS. WHILE MOST OF THE HSA STILL HAS PERCENTILES BETWEEN 30 AND
70 PERCENT...THE NORTHEASTERN COASTAL COUNTIES AND VICTORIA
CROSSROADS REGION HAVE PERCENTILES BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERCENT. CROP
MOISTURE INDICES (VALID ON AUGUST 9) SHOW SEVERELY DRY CONDITIONS
(-3.0 OR LESS) OVER THE COASTAL BEND REGION...AND EXCESSIVELY DRY
(-2.0 TO -2.9) OVER THE WESTERN AREAS. IF MORE WIDESPREAD AND
ABUNDANT RAINFALL IS NOT RECEIVED SOON...ANOMALIES AND PERCENTILES
WILL ONLY WORSEN.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT ARTICLE IN THE BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE
(WWW.BEAUMONTENTERPRISE.COM)...THE OYSTER POPULATION HAS DECLINED
IN PART DUE TO THE CURRENT DROUGHT. BUT THE TEXAS DRY SPELL IS NOT
THE ONLY REASON THE COASTAL DELICACIES ARE HARDER TO COME BY
LATELY. WHAT WAS ONCE AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY OF OYSTERS IN BAYS FROM
PORT ARANSAS UP PAST GALVESTON HAS TAKEN A SUCCESSION OF
HITS...INCLUDING SEDIMENT DUMPS FROM HURRICANE IKE IN 2008 AND
CONTINUALLY INCREASING WATER TEMPERATURES - ALONG WITH
HYPER-SALINITY CAUSED BY DROUGHT AND THIRSTY INLAND CITIES WITH
FAST-GROWING POPULATIONS. HEIGHTENED SALTINESS ENCOURAGES THE
SPREAD OF PARASITES AND DISEASE. DROUGHT PLUS A GROWING POPULATION
EQUALS NO WATER ENTERING THE BAYS. THE RESERVOIRS ARE NOT
RELEASING AS MUCH WATER AS THEY NEED TO FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
CONCERNS. THE OYSTER SHORTAGE IS PUSHING UP PRICES.

IN A RECENT ARTICLE IN THE AGRI-LIFE CROP AND WEATHER REPORT...
FACED WITH LIMITED IRRIGATION WATER BECAUSE OF LOW AQUIFER LEVELS
AND LITTLE TO NO SURFACE WATER THIS SUMMER...WINTER GARDEN
GROWERS ARE ABANDONING HOPES OF PLANTING TRADITIONAL AUGUST CROPS.
THE TEXAS WINTER GARDEN REGION IS ONE OF THE MAJOR U.S.
PRODUCTION AREAS OF IRRIGATED VEGETABLES SUCH AS CABBAGE...
SPINACH...ONIONS...CUCUMBERS AND MELONS...ALONG WITH PECANS. THE
REGION LIES SOUTHWEST OF SAN ANTONIO AND IS COMPRISED MAINLY OF
SIX COUNTIES...MEDINA...UVALDE...DIMMIT...FRIO...LA SALLE AND
ZAVALA...BUT ALSO INCLUDES PARTS OF ATASCOSA...MAVERICK AND
MCMULLEN COUNTIES. THE AREA HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY HARD HIT BY
DROUGHT OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS. LIKE MUCH OF THE STATE...THE
REGION HAS SEEN THE DROUGHT ROLLED BACK SOMEWHAT BY SUBSTANTIAL
RAINS OF 3 INCHES...5 INCHES OR GREATER. WHILE THIS HAS HELPED
DRYLAND CROPS SUCH AS WHEAT AND COTTON...THE RAINS HAVE NOT BEEN
ENOUGH TO RECHARGE GROUNDWATER SOURCES SUCH AS THE EDWARDS OR THE
CARRIZO-WILCOX AQUIFERS OR THE RIVERS. ALL THE VEGETABLE CROPS
REQUIRE A LOT OF IRRIGATION WATER...BUT THE EDWARDS AQUIFER HAS
HAD TO CUT ITS ALLOTMENTS TO GROWERS BY 44 PERCENT IN SOME AREAS
THIS YEAR. TO RECHARGE THE AQUIFERS AND RIVERS AT THIS TIME WOULD
REQUIRE A FLOOD...SAID AN AGRI-LIFE SPOKESMAN. THAT NORMALLY MEANS
A HURRICANE...A TROPICAL STORM OR STALLED OUT LOW-PRESSURE AREA
THAT WOULD DUMP SEVERAL FEET OF WATER ON THE REGION. WHAT GROWERS
MAY OPT TO DO THIS YEAR IS TO GREATLY LIMIT PLANTING AUGUST CROPS
LIKE CABBAGE AND SAVE THEIR LIMITED IRRIGATION WATER FOR CROPS IN
THE LATE FALL OR WINTER...SUCH AS SPINACH.

THE TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS FOR AUGUST 5 AND AUGUST 12
CONTAINED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

FOR THE COASTAL BEND DISTRICT:

* HARVESTING ACTIVITY SWITCHED FROM GRAIN SORGHUM TO CORN. YIELDS
  VARIED DEPENDING ON MOISTURE RECEIVED DURING THE SEASON...BUT
  IT WAS BEGINNING TO LOOK AS IF GRAIN SORGHUM YIELDS WOULD BE
  ABOVE AVERAGE. EARLY CORN YIELDS LOOKED PROMISING AS WELL.

* HAY HARVESTING PROCEEDED BETWEEN RAIN SHOWERS.

* SOME LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS WERE SHIPPING CALVES EARLY...MORE TO
  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HIGH MARKET PRICES THAN TO RELIEVE COWS.

* COTTON DEFOLIATION WAS IN FULL SWING...AND COTTON WAS ALREADY
  STARTING TO ACCUMULATE AT GINS.

* THE GRAPE HARVEST WAS A SUCCESS. YIELDS OF THE BLANC DU BOIS
  VARIETY...HARVESTED TWO WEEKS AGO...WERE MORE THAN FOUR TONS
  PER ACRE.


FOR THE WESTERN AREAS (CONSIDERED PART OF THE SOUTH DISTRICT):

* DAYTIME HIGHS WERE IN IN THE UPPER 90S AND 100S WITH HIGH
  WINDS...WHICH TOOK A HIGH TOLL ON RANGELAND AND PASTURE
  CONDITIONS...AS WELL AS SOIL MOISTURE AND STOCK-TANK WATER
  LEVELS.

* IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE REGION...THE CORN AND OTHER GRAIN
  HARVESTS WERE COMPLETED IN SOME COUNTIES...BUT WERE CONTINUING
  IN OTHERS. HAY WAS BEING HARVESTED WITH A SMALL AMOUNT MARKETED.
  THE HARVESTING OF EARLY PLANTED GRAIN SORGHUM BEGAN...COTTON WAS
  IN THE BOLL STAGE AND PEANUTS WERE IN THE PEGGING STAGE.
  RANGELAND AND PASTURES CONTINUED TO DECLINE. PEANUT...COTTON AND
  SORGHUM WERE BEING IRRIGATED. CATTLE BODY CONDITION SCORES
  REMAINED LOW TO FAIR. SOIL MOISTURE WAS MOSTLY SHORT TO VERY
  SHORT.

* IN MCMULLEN COUNTY...SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING OF CATTLE CONTINUED
  AT A STEADY PACE.

* IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE DISTRICT...THE HARVESTING OF COTTON
  AND SORGHUM CONTINUED. GRAIN SORGHUM YIELDS RANGED FROM AS
  LITTLE AS 700 POUNDS TO 6000 POUNDS PER ACRE. LIVESTOCK MARKET
  PRICES CONTINUED TO CLIMB.

* COTTON YIELDS IN JIM WELLS COUNTY WERE GOOD. GRAIN SORGHUM
  YIELDS THERE AVERAGED ABOUT 3,500 POUNDS PER ACRE. BEEF CATTLE
  PRICES IN THAT COUNTY CONTINUED TO SOAR...AS REPLACEMENT-TYPE
  COWS CONTINUED TO COMMAND TOP PRICES. A FEW SELECT NO. 1 TYPE
  600-POUND CROSSBRED HEIFERS BROUGHT $1,500. FIVE-HUNDRED POUND
  STEERS AVERAGED $205 PER HUNDREDWEIGHT. CULL COWS AND BULLS WERE
  BRINGING $125 TO $130 PER HUNDREDWEIGHT.

* SOIL MOISTURE RANGED FROM SHORT TO VERY SHORT IN KLEBERG AND
  KENEDY COUNTIES TO 50 PERCENT ADEQUATE IN JIM WELLS COUNTY.

* IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE REGION...TEMPERATURES ABOVE 100
  DEGREES BENEFITED CROPS BUT TOOK THEIR TOLL ON RANGELAND AND
  PASTURES. CORN AND GRAIN SORGHUM HARVESTING WAS VERY ACTIVE AS
  THE HOT WEATHER PROVIDED OPTIMUM DRYING CONDITIONS. THE DRY
  CONDITIONS ALSO PROMPTED PRODUCERS TO IRRIGATE COTTON AND
  PECANS. SOIL MOISTURE VARIED FROM 80 PERCENT ADEQUATE TO 100
  PERCENT SHORT. CORN PROGRESSED WELL...WITH 90 PERCENT OF THE
  CROP MATURED IN SOME COUNTIES. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS IN THAT AREA
  WERE PREPARING TO RESUME SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING AS RANGE AND
  PASTURES BEGAN TO DECLINE.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.
ACCORDING TO THE 5 DAY AVERAGE FIRE DANGER MAP FROM THE TEXAS
INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TICC) ON AUGUST 13...THERE IS A
MODERATE FIRE DANGER OVER MOST OF THE HSA...WITH A LOW FIRE DANGER
OVER MOST AREAS NEAR AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 37. THE FIRE DANGER HAS
BEEN HIGH TO VERY HIGH AT TIMES DUE TO THE DRY FUELS...ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND OCCASIONALLY GUSTY WINDS. HOWEVER...THE
DANGER HAS DECREASED SOMEWHAT DUE TO VERY RECENT RAINFALL AS WELL
AS GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS.

WITH VARIABLE RAINFALL OVER THE REGION ALONG WITH CONTINUE ABOVE
NORMAL DAYTIME TEMPERATURES...COUNTY AVERAGED KEETCH-BYRAM
DROUGHT INDICES REMAINED BETWEEN 400 AND 600 OVER THE HSA...WITH
THE HIGHER KBDI VALUES OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE HSA.

AS OF AUGUST 13...THE FOLLOWING KBDI AVERAGES WERE OBSERVED:

 0 TO 200:  NONE.

200 TO 300: NONE.

300 TO 400: NONE.

400 TO 500: KLEBERG...NUECES...SAN PATRICIO...JIM WELLS...
            DUVAL...AND WEBB COUNTIES.

500 TO 600: BEE...GOLIAD...VICTORIA...REFUGIO...ARANSAS...LIVE
            OAK...MCMULLEN....CALHOUN AND LA SALLE COUNTIES.

600 TO 700: NONE.

700 TO 800: NONE.

KBDI AVERAGES WILL RISE UNLESS ADDITIONAL WIDESPREAD RAINFALL
OCCURS.


RIVER AND HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS.
ACCORDING TO THE USGS STREAMFLOW MAP ON AUGUST 14...RIVER LEVELS
ARE BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL OVER THE NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF
SOUTH TEXAS (GENERALLY EAST OF INTERSTATE 37)...WITH NEAR NORMAL
TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FLOWS ELSEWHERE. THE MISSION RIVER...
COLETO CREEK...GARCITAS CREEK AND PLACEDO CREEK CONTINUE TO HAVE
WELL BELOW NORMAL FLOWS. SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FLOWS WERE OBSERVED
ON THE RIO GRANDE (DUE IN PART TO REDUCED RELEASES FROM LAKE
AMISTAD).

FOR THE MOST PART...RECENT FLOWS ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER AT
VICTORIA HAVE BEEN BETWEEN 4.2 FEET (151 CFS) AND 4.5 FEET (196
CFS). AS LONG AS FLOWS REMAIN ABOVE 150 CFS (ABOUT 4.2 FEET)...
THE CITY OF VICTORIA CAN CONTINUE TO OBTAIN ITS WATER FROM THE
RIVER. AT TIMES IN THE PAST FEW DAYS...THE RIVER HAS FALLEN BELOW
150 CFS.

PEAK SUMMERTIME WATER USAGE ALONG WITH WARM TEMPERATURES
(INCREASING EVAPORATION) AND LACK OF RAINFALL IN THE WATERSHED
CONTINUE TO DECREASE RESERVOIR LEVELS IN THE CORPUS CHRISTI WATER
SUPPLY. AS OF AUGUST 14...THE LEVEL AT CHOKE CANYON DAM WAS AT
194.4 FEET (28.6 PERCENT CAPACITY)...WITH LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI AT
87.7 FEET (58.4 PERCENT CAPACITY). THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY
FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI WATER SUPPLY WAS AT 36.7 PERCENT...WHICH
IS 1.0 PERCENTAGE POINTS LOWER THAN ON JULY 31 2014.

SINCE JULY 30 2014...LAKE TEXANA FELL 0.6 FEET TO 42.5 FEET (91.5
PERCENT CAPACITY).

SINCE JULY 31 2014...COLETO CREEK FELL 0.54 FEET...WITH THE
CURRENT LEVEL AT 95.46 FEET.

CANYON DAM FELL 0.55 FEET SINCE JULY 31...WITH THE CURRENT LEVEL AT
899.19 FEET (81 PERCENT CAPACITY).

FINALLY...THE LEVEL AT LAKE AMISTAD WAS 1075.24 FEET (38
PERCENT)...WHICH ACTUALLY IS A RISE OF 0.16 FEET SINCE JULY 31.
WITH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL MOST LIKELY DURING THE REMAINDER OF
SUMMER...RESERVOIR LEVELS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO FALL.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...
SO FAR IN AUGUST...RAINFALL HAS BEEN BELOW NORMAL OVER MOST OF THE
NORTHERN BRUSH COUNTRY AND RIO GRANDE PLAINS...WITH MOST OF LA
SALLE...MCMULLEN AND NORTHERN WEBB COUNTIES RECEIVING NO MORE THAN
50 PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL SO FAR IN AUGUST. ON THE OTHER
HAND...MOST INLAND PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN COASTAL BEND AND
SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE PLAINS/BRUSH COUNTRY RECEIVED ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL SO FAR IN AUGUST...WITH MUCH OF JIM WELLS COUNTY...
WESTERN SAN PATRICIO...KLEBERG AND NUECES COUNTIES...AS WELL AS
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF DUVAL COUNTY RECEIVING 2 OR MORE INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION (300 TO 600 PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL SO FAR IN
AUGUST). ALSO...MOST OF THE NORTHERN COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA
AREA HAS RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION SO FAR IN AUGUST...
WITH MOST LOCATIONS RECEIVING NO MORE THAN 75 PERCENT OF THEIR
NORMAL RAINFALL SO FAR IN AUGUST.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL AMOUNTS
THROUGH AUGUST 14...IN 2014...AND FOR THE 2014 WATER YEAR WHICH
BEGAN OCTOBER 1 2013. ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES...RAINFALL
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL ARE SHOWN IN PARENTHESIS:

                                                  2014 WATER YEAR
                    AUGUST 14           2014        10/1/2013 -
                                                    08/14/2014

CORPUS CHRISTI     0.87 (-0.04)    10.12 (-7.21)   14.82  (-8.22)

VICTORIA           0.40 (-0.69)    18.16 (-6.95)   23.32 (-11.45)

LAREDO AIRPORT     0.49 (-0.07)     7.41 (-4.26)   11.93  (-3.13)

FOR THE THREE CLIMATE STATIONS...THE 2014 PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL
RAINFALL THROUGH AUGUST 14 ARE: 58.4 PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...
72.3 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 63.5 PERCENT AT LAREDO.

THE 2014 WATER YEAR PERCENTAGES THROUGH AUGUST 14 2014 ARE: 64.3
PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...67.1 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 79.2
PERCENT AT LAREDO.

SO FAR...TEMPERATURES DURING AUGUST HAVE BEEN ABOVE NORMAL AT MOST
LOCATIONS...AND THIS TREND WILL LIKELY CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. AS OF AUGUST 13...TEMPERATURES WERE 1.2 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL AT CORPUS CHRISTI...2.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AT
VICTORIA...AND 1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL NORMAL AT LAREDO.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) CONTINUES TO HAVE AN EL-NINO
WATCH IN EFFECT. HOWEVER...THE PROBABILITIES FOR AN EL-NINO EVENT
BY THE END OF 2014 CONTINUE TO DECREASE. ACCORDING TO CPC...
ENSO-NEUTRAL CONDITIONS REMAIN. WHILE ABOVE AVERAGE SEA SURFACE
TEMPERATURES (SST) REMAIN ACROSS THE WESTERN AND EASTERN
EQUATORIAL PACIFIC DURING THE PAST 4 WEEKS...THEY ARE NOW NEAR
NORMAL OVER MOST OF THE CENTRAL AND EAST-CENTRAL PACIFIC.

DURING THE LAST 4 WEEKS...POSITIVE SST ANOMALIES PERSISTED IN THE
EASTERN PACIFIC...AND INCREASED JUST WEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL
DATE LINE. WEAK NEGATIVE ANOMALIES DEVELOPED IN PORTIONS OF THE
EAST-CENTRAL EQUATORIAL PACIFIC. CPC FORECASTS A WEAK EL-NINO BY
THE END OF 2014...BUT THE PROBABILITIES HAVE DIMINISHED TO 65
PERCENT.

THE OCEANIC NINO INDEX (ONI) IS BASED ON SST DEPARTURES FROM
AVERAGES IN THE NINO 3.4 REGION...AND IS THE PRINCIPAL MEASURE FOR
MONITORING...ASSESSING AND PREDICTING ENSO. THE MOST RECENT ONI
VALUE (MAY 2014 - JULY 2014) IS +0.1 DEGREES CELSIUS (WITHIN THE
ENSO-NEUTRAL RANGE OF -0.5 DEGREES CELSIUS TO +0.5 DEGREES
CELSIUS). THUS...THE ONI HAS FALLEN SLIGHTLY DURING THE RECENT
THREE MONTH INTERVAL (+0.2 CELSIUS FOR APRIL - JUNE).

MOST MODELS ARE STILL PREDICTING EL-NINO TO DEVELOP BY THE END OF
THE YEAR...AND MAINTAIN THESE CONDITIONS THROUGH THE NORTHERN
HEMISPHERIC WINTER 2014-2015. FOR THE SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER-NOVEMBER
TIME FRAME...THERE IS ABOUT A 60 PERCENT CHANCE FOR EL-NINO...A 39
PERCENT CHANCE FOR ENSO-NEUTRAL CONDITIONS AND ABOUT A 1 PERCENT
CHANCE FOR LA-NINA. BY THE END OF 2014 (OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-
DECEMBER TIME FRAME)...THE CHANCES FOR EL-NINO ONLY GO UP TO ABOUT
65 PERCENT...WITH DIMINISHING PROBABILITIES OF EL-NINO CONDITIONS
BY THE DECEMBER-JANUARY-FEBRUARY TIME FRAME.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...
THE RAINFALL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (AUGUST 15 THROUGH
AUGUST 21) IS AS FOLLOWS. NO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED OVER
THE ENTIRE HSA FRIDAY THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY. THERE IS A SLIGHT
CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY OVER THE COASTAL
COUNTIES AND VICTORIA CROSSROADS AREA...AS MOISTURE INCREASES.
HOWEVER...RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE LESS THAN 1/4
INCH.

THE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 15 THROUGH AUGUST 21 IS AS
FOLLOWS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE
PERIOD...AS AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH DOMINATES SOUTH TEXAS.

THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...VALID FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 22 THROUGH
AUGUST 28...CALLS FOR A GREATER PROBABILITY FOR ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...AND NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

AS OF AUGUST 14...THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE TO THE LONG RANGE
TEMPERATURE...RAINFALL...AND DROUGHT OUTLOOKS FOR SOUTH TEXAS.

THE AUGUST 2014 RAINFALL OUTLOOK...ISSUED ON JULY 31...CALLS FOR A
GREATER LIKELIHOOD FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

THE AUGUST 2014 TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...ISSUED ON JULY 31...CALLS
FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE/BELOW/NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER
THE ENTIRE HSA.

THE THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL OUTLOOKS FOR THE PERIOD
AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER 2014 HAVE NOT CHANGED. ISSUED ON JULY
17...THE OUTLOOKS CALL FOR A GREATER LIKELIHOOD ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OVER THE HSA...AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER NEARLY
ALL OF THE HSA (THE EXTREME NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA HAVE
EQUAL CHANCES FOR NEAR/ABOVE/BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL).

THE MONTHLY DROUGHT OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST...ISSUED ON JULY 31...CALLS
FOR DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO PERSIST (IF NOT INTENSIFY) OVER THE
CURRENT DROUGHT AREAS...WITH DROUGHT DEVELOPMENT LIKELY OVER THE
NON-DROUGHT AREAS.

THE SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER HAS NOT
CHANGED. ISSUED ON JULY 17...THE OUTLOOKS CALLS FOR THE DROUGHT TO
CONTINUE (IF NOT INTENSIFY) OVER CURRENT DROUGHT AREAS...AND
DEVELOP OVER NON-DROUGHT AREAS.

THE LAGGED SOIL MOISTURE OUTLOOK VALID THROUGH THE END OF
NOVEMBER 2014 CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL SOIL CONDITIONS OVER THE
HSA...WITH THE GREATEST NEGATIVE ANOMALIES OVER THE NORTHEASTERN
COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA AREAS.

IF EL-NINO CONDITIONS DO NOT DEVELOP BY THE END OF 2014...THEN
SOUTH TEXAS WILL NEED SOME STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND SLOW-
MOVING UPPER LEVEL LOW TO PROVIDE WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL TO
HELP ALLEVIATE THE DROUGHT. OTHERWISE...THE DROUGHT HAS A CHANCE
TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY OVER THE AREA OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
MONTHS...WITH EVEN HARSHER WATER RESTRICTIONS POSSIBLY ON THE WAY
FOR MANY RESIDENTS.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED EITHER IN
LATE AUGUST OR EARLY SEPTEMBER 2014.


RELATED WEB SITES...
NWS CORPUS CHRISTI DROUGHT PAGE:
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/CRP/DROUGHT.HTML

ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS)...
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (INCLUDES DROUGHT AND SOIL MOISTURE
OUTLOOKS...DROUGHT ARCHIVES AND TEMPERATURE/RAINFALL OUTLOOKS)...
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/MONITOR.HTML

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (INCLUDES ONLY TEXAS)...
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM_STATE.HTM?TX,S

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV

TEXAS DROUGHT MONITORING SITE...
HTTP://WWW.TXWIN.NET/MONITORING/METEOROLOGICAL/DROUGHT/INDICES.HTM

NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV

DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER...
HTTP://DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU/

TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD DROUGHT WEBSITE
HTTP://WWW.WATERDATAFORTEXAS.ORG/DROUGHT/

VEGETATION DROUGHT RESPONSE INDEX
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU.VEGDRI/VEGDRI_MAIN.HTM?EV

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.HPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

STANDARDIZED PRECIPITATION INDEX (SPI)...
HTTP://WWW.WRCC.DRI.EDU/SPI/SPI.HTML

AGNEWS: TEXAS A & M AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM (CROP AND WEATHER REPORT)...
HTTP://TODAY.AGRILIFE.ORG

TEXAS INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TICC)...
HTTP://WWW.TAMU.EDU/TICC/

TEXAS BURN BANS...HTTP://TFSFRP.TAMU.EDU/WILDFIRES/DECBAN.PNG

TEXAS KBDI...HTTP://WEBGIS.TAMU.EDU/TFS/KBDI_DAILY/KBDICOUNTY.PNG

TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (WATER RESTRICTIONS):
WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/DRINKINATER/TROT/LOCATION.HTML

CORPUS CHRISTI WATER DEPARTMENT...
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/GOVERNMENT/WATER

CORPUS CHRISTI WATER CONSERVATION
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/ASSETS/DEPARTMENTS/WATER/FILES/WATERCONSERVATIONPLAN.PDF

VICTORIA WATER CONSERVATION:
WWW.VICTORIATX.ORG/PIO/PDFS/WATERSAVINGMETHODS.PDF

LAREDO WATER RESTRICTIONS AND CONSERVATION...
WWW.CI.LAREDO.TX.US/UTILITIES05/ORDINANCE/2009_ORDINANCE.PDF

CITY OF VICTORIA WEB SITE...WWW.VICTORIATX.ORG

CITY OF LAREDO WEB SITE...WWW.CI.LAREDO.TX.US

CITY OF PORTLAND WEB SITE...WWW.PORTLANDTX.COM

TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS...WWW.TODAY.AGRILIFE.ORG

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
NWS...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/
USGS...HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/
IBWC...HTTP://IBWC.STATE.GOV/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE USDA...STATE
AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT
MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED
FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
SERVICES...THE USDA...USACE AND USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION
STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
426 PINSON DRIVE
CORPUS CHRISTI TX 78406
PHONE: 361-289-0959
SR-CRP.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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