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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
255 PM CST SAT JAN 14 2017

...MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF NUECES
AND KLEBERG COUNTIES...

...SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF CORPUS CHRISTI NOW IN MODERATE DROUGHT...

...LA NINA ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT BUT ENSO-NEUTRAL CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO RE-DEVELOP BY THE END OF FEBRUARY 2017...

...LONG TERM OUTLOOK CALLS FOR DROUGHT TO PERSIST AND POSSIBLY
INTENSIFY BY EARLY SPRING 2017...


.SYNOPSIS...
RAINFALL HAS BEEN QUITE LIMITED OVER SOUTH TEXAS SO FAR IN
2017...WITH ESSENTIALLY ALL OF THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA (HSA)
RECEIVING EITHER BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OR NO MEASURABLE RAINFALL.
HOWEVER...DURING DECEMBER MOST OF THE NORTHERN INLAND COUNTIES OF
THE HSA RECEIVED NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. THIS HAS
RESULTED IN KEEPING THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS DROUGHT-
FREE.

ON THE OTHER HAND...MOST OF THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES AND COASTAL
COUNTIES OF THE HSA SAW BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL IN DECEMBER 2016.
PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL IN THESE AREAS MOSTLY RANGED FROM
AROUND 30 PERCENT OF NORMAL TO AROUND 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL (A FEW
AREAS...MAINLY IN REFUGIO COUNTY AND PORTIONS OF WEBB AND DUVAL
COUNTIES SAW NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION).

AS A RESULT OF THE DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS...MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS REMAIN OVER THE SOUTHERN COASTAL COUNTIES AND
NOW INCLUDE PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI. ABNORMALLY
DRY CONDITIONS ENCOMPASS MOST OF THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTHERN
COASTAL COUNTIES. HOWEVER...THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH TEXAS REMAINS
DROUGHT-FREE.

ACCORDING TO THE DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT...VALID ON JANUARY 10
2017...MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THESE PORTIONS OF
SOUTH TEXAS...

KLEBERG COUNTY...ROUGHLY OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTY...
NEAR AND EAST OF RIVERA AND A FEW MILES EAST OF KINGSVILLE.

SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF NUECES COUNTY...INCLUDING THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI AS WELL AS CHAPMAN RANCH...BUT
EAST OF PETRONILA AND SOUTH AND EAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

OUTSIDE THE MODERATE DROUGHT AREAS...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS
EXIST OVER...

ALL BUT THE WESTERN QUARTER OF KLEBERG COUNTY (INCLUDING
KINGSVILLE)...

ALL BUT THE WESTERN THIRD OF NUECES COUNTY (INCLUDING THE
REMAINDER OF CORPUS CHRISTI BUT EAST OF CALALLEN)...

SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF SAN PATRICIO COUNTY (NEAR AND EAST OF
ODEM...INCLUDING PORTLAND BUT NOT INCLUDING SINTON)...AND

SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF ARANSAS COUNTY INCLUDING ROCKPORT AND FULTON
BUT NOT HOLIDAY BEACH).

FOR THE CURRENT DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT SHOWING DROUGHT
CONDITIONS OVER TEXAS...GO TO THE CORPUS CHRISTI DROUGHT SITE
(LOWER CASE):

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/CRP/?N=DROUGHT


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS.
ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE BURN BAN MAP OF JANUARY
13 2017...KLEBERG COUNTY HAS KEPT ITS BURN BAN. ALSO...NUECES AND
SAN PATRICIO COUNTIES NO LONGER HAVE BURN BANS (YET). NO OTHER
BURN BANS ARE IN EFFECT AS OF JANUARY 13.

RESIDENTS PLANNING ON BURNING SHOULD STILL 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.

THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI CONTINUES WITH CITY-WIDE VOLUNTARY
WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO WATER ONLY
ONCE A WEEK ON ANY DAY THEY PREFER...AS LONG AS IT IS BETWEEN THE
HOURS OF 6 PM AND 10 AM.

AMISTAD LAKE IS OVER 80 PERCENT CAPACITY...THUS NO MANDATORY
WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE CITY OF LAREDO.
ALSO...NO RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT IN VICTORIA...AS LEVELS ON
CANYON DAM ARE NEAR CAPACITY AND FLOWS ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER ARE
ADEQUATE.

MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING ALL STAGES OF WATER RESTRICTIONS (AND
REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTIONS AND VARIANCES) CAN BE FOUND AT:
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/GOVERNMENT/WATER.

FOR INFORMATION ON ANY RESTRICTIONS AT PORTLAND AND INGLESIDE...
PLEASE VISIT:

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

WITH GRASSES ESSENTIALLY DORMANT...WATERING SHOULD OCCUR ONLY TO
MAINTAIN ADEQUATE SOIL MOISTURE. ALSO...ONLY WATER IF RAINFALL HAS
NOT BEEN RECEIVED FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS. 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.

FOR RESIDENTS WITH SPRINKLERS...TURN OFF YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM
WHEN RAINFALL HAS BEEN SUFFICIENT TO AVOID WATERING WHEN IT IS NOT
NEEDED. RESIDENTS WITH SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD ALSO MONITOR THEIR
WATERING TO ENSURE THEIR SYSTEM IS WATERING THE LAWN AND NOT THE
SIDEWALK OR STREET.

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
AT THE END OF THIS STATEMENT.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA (HSA) WITH
MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS
CAN BE FOUND AT:

WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/DRINKINGWATER/TROT/LOCATION.HTML

RESIDENTS CAN ALSO CHECK WITH THEIR LOCAL OFFICIALS OR MEDIA
OUTLETS WHETHER WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR THEIR LOCALE HAVE BEEN
ADDED...REMOVED...OR AMENDED.


AGRICULTURAL AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
THE SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALY MAP FOR JANUARY 13 2017 SHOWS NEAR
NORMAL (3O TO 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL) SOIL CONDITIONS OVER THE
NORTHWESTERN HALF OF THE HSA...WITH DRY ANOMALIES FARTHER
SOUTHEAST (-40 MM TO -60 MM OVER KLEBERG COUNTY AND SOUTHEASTERN
PORTIONS OF NUECES COUNTY).

SOIL MOISTURE PERCENTILES WERE NEAR NORMAL (30 TO 70 PERCENT)
OVER NEARLY ALL OF THE HSA...WITH PERCENTILES OF 20 TO 30 PERCENT
OVER EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF KLEBERG COUNTY (AND
POSSIBLY SOUTHEASTERN NUECES COUNTY).

CROP MOISTURE INDICES FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY INDICATE NEAR
NORMAL (SLIGHTLY DRY/FAVORABLY MOIST) CONDITIONS.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO NEW TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS ISSUED BY
AGRI-LIFE TODAY SINCE EARLY DECEMBER 2016. ALSO...THERE ARE NO
DROUGHT IMPACTS OVER THE HSA AS INDICATED BY THE DROUGHT IMPACT
REPORTER.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT ARTICLE IN AGRI-LIFE TODAY...PRODUCERS PLAY
CATCH-UP DURING WINTER OFF-SEASON. THE OFF-SEASON IS THE PERFECT
TIME TO CATCH UP ON MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
PUT OFF AS PRODUCERS SCRAMBLED TO KEEP UP WITH TASKS AT HAND.
EQUIPMENT SHOULD ALSO BE WINTERIZED BEFORE HARD FREEZING
TEMPERATURES ARRIVE. BLADES ON BUSH-HOGS AND MOWERS CAN BE
SHARPENED OR REPLACED.

WINTER MONTHS ARE ALSO A GOOD TIME TO MEND AND CLEAR FENCES. IT
IS COOLER...THERE ARE NO SNAKES OR BUGS (E.G. MOSQUITOES AND
WASPS)...AND WINTER WEATHER OFTEN TIMES BRINGS WET CONDITIONS THAT
ARE IDEAL FOR BURNING DEBRIS. WINTER MONTHS ALSO ALLOW PRODUCERS
TO CATCH UP WITH REPAIRS...MAINTAIN FENCES AND LOOK AFTER CATTLE
THROUGH THE WINTER. ONE THING EVERY PRODUCER SHOULD PROTECT
AGAINST YEAR-ROUND BUT ESPECIALLY DURING WINTER DOWN TIME IS MICE.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.
ACCORDING TO THE FIRE DANGER MAP FROM THE TEXAS INTER-AGENCY
COORDINATION CENTER (TICC) ON JANUARY 13...THERE IS MODERATE FIRE
DANGER OVER ALL OF THE HSA. WINDS HAVE BEEN ELEVATED AND FUELS ARE
CURED (WITH SOME VEGETATION LIKELY DYING FROM THE HARD
FREEZE)...BUT AFTERNOON HUMIDITY VALUES ARE ABOVE NORMAL.

KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDICES (KBDI) ARE IN THE LOW TO MODERATE
CATEGORY OVER SOUTH TEXAS...WITH THE HIGHEST VALUES OVER KLEBERG
COUNTY (400 - 500). AS OF JANUARY 14...COUNTY-AVERAGED KBDI
VALUES WERE:

700-800: NONE
600-700: NONE
500-600: NONE
400-500: KLEBERG
300-400: LA SALLE...BEE...GOLIAD...ARANSAS...VICTORIA...
         NUECES AND SAN PATRICIO
200-300: WEBB...DUVAL...JIM WELLS...MCMULLEN...LIVE OAK...
         REFUGIO AND CALHOUN
0-200:   NONE

HOPEFULLY...ADDITIONAL RAINFALL FORECAST OVER THE UPCOMING DAYS
WILL HELP TO KEEP THE FIRE DANGER LOW OR MODERATE...AS ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUE OVER THE HSA.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...
AS STATED IN THE SYNOPSIS...RAINFALL SO FAR IN 2017 HAS BEEN
BELOW NORMAL (IF NOT ABSENT) OVER SOUTH TEXAS. AFTER A WARM AND
DRY START TO 2017...A COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS PLUNGED INTO THE
AREA...BRINGING FREEZING EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES AND WELL BELOW
NORMAL DAYTIME HIGHS. THE FIRST COLD AIRMASS ARRIVED EARLY ON
JANUARY 3...WITH THE ARCTIC BLAST ON JANUARY 6. TEMPERATURES HAVE
RECOVERED SINCE...WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OBSERVED OVER THE
HSA SINCE JANUARY 10.

RAINFALL MAPS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER SHOW MOST OF THE NORTHERN
INLAND COUNTIES OF SOUTH TEXAS RECEIVING NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL...WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HSA MAINLY OBSERVING
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. DECEMBER ALSO SAW ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OVER SOUTH TEXAS...WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 4.3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AT CORPUS CHRISTI...3.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
AT VICTORIA...AND 3.7 DEGREES AT LAREDO.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE MONTHLY RAINFALL AMOUNTS SO FAR IN
JANUARY...RAINFALL IN 2016...AND RAINFALL SO FAR THIS WATER YEAR
(STARTING OCTOBER 1 2016). ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES. RAINFALL
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL ARE SHOWN IN PARENTHESIS:

                      THRU                        2017 WATER YEAR
                   JANUARY 13          2016         10/01/2016 -
                                                    01/13/2017

CORPUS CHRISTI     0.07 (-0.60)    32.73  (+0.97)   4.46 (-3.65)

VICTORIA           0.02 (-1.06)    39.25  (-1.97)   7.14 (-4.13)

LAREDO AIRPORT       T  (-0.38)    24.50  (+4.30)   2.37 (-2.29)

FOR THE THREE CLIMATE STATIONS...THE FINAL 2016 PERCENTAGE OF
NORMAL RAINFALL WERE: 103.1 PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...95.2
PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 121.3 PERCENT AT LAREDO.

THE 2017 WATER YEAR PERCENTAGES SO FAR ARE: 55.0 PERCENT AT
CORPUS CHRISTI...63.4 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 50.9 PERCENT AT
LAREDO.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) CONTINUES WITH A LA NINA
ADVISORY. CPC NOTES THAT DECEMBER 2016 ANOMALIES IN THE NINO 3.4
REGION (USED TO DETERMINE LA-NINA/EL-NINO) WERE NEAR OR SLIGHTLY
WARMER THAN -0.5 CELSIUS DEGREES...THUS ON THE FRINGE OF LA-NINA.
STILL...CPC OBSERVED THAT THE OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERE CHARACTERISTICS
WERE CONSISTENT WITH A WEAK LA-NINA.

MODEL CONSENSUS NOW PREDICTS AN IMMINENT TRANSITION TO ENSO
NEUTRAL CONDITIONS...WITH THESE CONDITIONS LASTING THROUGH THE
AUGUST-OCTOBER (ASO) 2017 TIME FRAME. HOWEVER...CPC NOTES THAT THE
ATMOSPHERIC IMPACTS FROM THE WEAK LA-NINA MAY LAST FOR THE NEXT
FEW MONTHS (MEANING WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS OVER
THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES). IF THE CPC FORECAST HOLDS
TRUE...THEN WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS COULD
CONTINUE OVER SOUTH TEXAS POSSIBLY INTO EARLY SPRING.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...
THE RAINFALL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (JANUARY 15 THROUGH
JANUARY 21) IS AS FOLLOWS. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION
OVER MOST OF THE HSA TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...WITH BETTER CHANCES
MONDAY AND TUESDAY (JANUARY 16 AND 17) WITH A FRONTAL BOUNDARY.
RAIN CHANCES CONTINUE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (JANUARY 18 AND
19)...AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE AREA. NO
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (JANUARY 20
THROUGH JANUARY 21). RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE FROM
AROUND 1/4 INCH OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH
TEXAS...TO BETWEEN 1 AND 1 1/2 INCHES OVER THE NORTHEASTERN
THIRD OF THE HSA.

THE TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR JANUARY 15 THROUGH JANUARY 21 IS AS
FOLLOWS. WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY (JANUARY 17)...BEFORE RAIN AND A WEAK FRONTAL
BOUNDARY DECREASE TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY (BUT STILL ABOVE NORMAL
VALUES) TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. WELL ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO THE HSA BY FRIDAY (JANUARY 20) AND
CONTINUE ON SATURDAY.

THE 8 TO 14 DAY RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS (JANUARY 22
THROUGH JANUARY 28) CALL FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

THE MONTHLY RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY 2017 (ISSUED DECEMBER
31 2017) SHOWS EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE/BELOW/NORMAL RAINFALL OVER
MOST OF SOUTH TEXAS...WITH A GREATER CHANCE FOR BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL OVER THE BRUSH COUNTRY AND RIO GRANDE PLAINS.

THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY 2017 (ISSUED DECEMBER
31 2017) SHOWS A GREATER LIKELIHOOD FOR ABOVE/BELOW/NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OVER ALL OF THE HSA.

WITH THE IMPACTS FROM LA NINA EXPECTED TO LAST THROUGH LATE
WINTER OR EARLY SPRING...THE CPC 3 MONTH OUTLOOKS (JANUARY
THROUGH MARCH 2017) FOR TEMPERATURES AND RAINFALL (ISSUED DECEMBER
15 2016) FORECAST A GREATER LIKELIHOOD FOR ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR ALL OF THE HSA.

THE JANUARY 2017 DROUGHT OUTLOOK CALLS FOR DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO
CONTINUE OVER THE AREAS ALREADY IN DROUGHT...BUT NOT EXPANDING
INTO OTHER PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS.

THE SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...VALID THROUGH MARCH 31 2017 (AND
ISSUED ON DECEMBER 15 2016)...CALLS FOR THE DROUGHT TO PERSIST
OVER AREAS IN DROUGHT (AS OF DECEMBER 15)...BUT NOT EXPANDING
INTO OTHER PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS. HOWEVER...THIS WILL LIKELY
CHANGE AT LEAST FOR EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA IF BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED OVER THE FEBRUARY THROUGH APRIL TIME FRAME.

THE LAGGED SOIL MOISTURE OUTLOOK VALID THROUGH THE END OF
APRIL 2017 CALLS FOR NEAR NORMAL SOIL CONDITIONS OVER THE
HSA.


HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
ACCORDING TO THE USGS STREAMFLOW MAP ON JANUARY 14 2017...RIVER
AND CREEK LEVELS VARY OVER THE HSA. WHILE THE FRIO RIVER...MISSION
RIVER...SAN FERNANDO CREEK...COLETO CREEK...AND PLACEDO CREEK ARE
BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL...THE REMAINING USGS CONTROLLED RIVER
LOCATIONS ARE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. LEVELS ON THE RIO
GRANDE ARE ELEVATED (AND ABOVE CAUTION STAGE)...DUE TO INCREASED
RELEASES FROM LAKE AMISTAD (MAINLY TO PROVIDE WATER FOR
AGRICULTURE).

RESERVOIR LEVELS OVER THE HSA SHOW NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE AS OF
EARLY DECEMBER. CHOKE CANYON DAM REMAINS WELL BELOW CONSERVATION
LEVELS (NEAR 41 PERCENT)...WHILE THE REMAINING RESERVOIRS FOR
PUBLIC WATER CONSUMPTION REMAIN NEAR OR MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF
CONSERVATION LEVEL.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE CURRENT RESERVOIR LEVELS AS OF
JANUARY 14 2017...AND PREVIOUS LEVELS AS OF DECEMBER 1 2016.

RESERVOIR      NORMAL  CURRENT  PERCENT  PREVIOUS CHANGE
                POOL     POOL  CAPACITY    POOL    (FT)
CHOKE CANYON   220.5    200.6    35.8     200.9    -0.3
LAKE C. C.      94.0     93.1    62.9      92.9    +0.2
LAKE TEXANA     44.0     43.2   100.6      42.2    +1.0
COLETO CREEK    98.0     95.3     N/A      95.3    +0.0
CANYON DAM     909.0    909.0    99.8     908.9    -0.1
LAKE AMISTAD  1117.0   1100.7    83.7    1100.1    +0.6

THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI RESERVOIR
SYSTEM AS OF JANUARY 14 2017 WAS AT 55.4 PERCENT...WHICH IS 0.1
PERCENTAGE POINT LOWER THAN DECEMBER 1 2016.

WITH THE LIKELIHOOD FOR CONTINUED BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL THROUGH
AT LEAST THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2017 (ALONG WITH ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES)...RESERVOIR LEVELS WILL LIKELY FALL.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED
SOMETIME IN MID TO LATE FEBRUARY 2017...UNLESS DROUGHT CONDITIONS
ARE TOTALLY ELIMINATED (AN UNLIKELY SCENARIO AT THIS TIME).


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

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/

NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER...
HTTP://DROUGHT.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 OBSERVED FIRE DANGER...
HTTP://TWC.TAMU.EDU/TFS/RAWS/RAWSD.PNG

TEXAS FORECAST FIRE DANGER...
HTTP://TWC.TAMU.EDU/TFS/RAWS/RAWSFCST.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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