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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
427 PM CDT THU MAR 13 2014

...WIDESPREAD RAINFALL BRINGS IMPROVED DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER
PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS...

...CITIES OF CORPUS CHRISTI AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF
VICTORIA ARE NOW IN MODERATE DROUGHT STATUS...

...CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER ISSUES AN EL-NINO WATCH FOR THE SUMMER
AND FALL OF 2014...

.SYNOPSIS...
ALONG WITH THE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL RECEIVED ON FEBRUARY 25-26 (AND
MENTIONED IN THE DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT ON FEBRUARY 27)...
ADDITIONAL WIDESPREAD RAINFALL OCCURRED FROM LATE MARCH 3 THROUGH
MARCH 4...AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM IMPACTED THE AREA.
NEARLY EVERY LOCATION IN THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA (HSA) SAW AT
LEAST 1/4 INCH OF RAINFALL DURING THIS EVENT...WITH SCATTERED
RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1/2 AND 1 1/2 INCHES (AND ISOLATED AMOUNTS
OF NEARLY 2 INCHES). A FRONTAL BOUNDARY ALONG WITH ANOTHER UPPER
DISTURBANCE FOLLOWING THE COLD FRONT BROUGHT MORE WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL TO THE REGION. ALTHOUGH MOST WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA
SAW RAINFALL AMOUNTS AVERAGING LESS THAN 1/4 INCH...MUCH OF THE
EASTERN BRUSH COUNTRY...THE COASTAL BEND...AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF
THE VICTORIA CROSSROADS REGION SAW WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN
EXCESS OF 1/2 INCH...WITH MUCH OF JIM WELLS AND LIVE OAK COUNTIES
RECEIVING MORE THAN 1 1/2 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.

THUS...SINCE FEBRUARY 25...NEARLY ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS RECEIVED AT
LEAST 1/2 INCH OF RAIN...WITH MUCH OF THE MODERATE...SEVERE AND
EXTREME DROUGHT AREAS RECEIVING BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. AS A RESULT OF THIS WIDESPREAD RAINFALL...DROUGHT
CONDITIONS IMPROVED OVER EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA.

THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT...VALID AS OF 7 AM EDT MARCH 11
2014...SHOWS THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OVER THE HSA...

EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D3) NO LONGER EXIST OVER ANY PORTION
OF SOUTH TEXAS.

A SMALL AREA OF SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D2) EXIST OVER EXTREME
NORTHWESTERN LA SALLE COUNTY. THIS D2 AREA IS LOCATED NEAR...NORTH
AND WEST OF A LINE LOCATED FROM ABOUT 5.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF
WOODWARD...TO ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF WOODWARD...TO ABOUT 8 MILES
NORTH NORTHEAST OF WOODWARD.

MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D1) EXIST OVER THE NORTHEASTERN HALF
OF NUECES COUNTY...ALL OF SAN PATRICIO...ARANSAS AND REFUGIO
COUNTIES...THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF BEE AND LIVE OAK COUNTIES...AND
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF GOLIAD COUNTY. THIS D1 AREA IS
NEAR...NORTH AND EAST OF A LINE LOCATED FROM ABOUT 5 MILES NORTH-
NORTHEAST OF BIRD ISLAND...TO NEAR CHAPMAN RANCH...TO JUST SOUTH
AND WEST OF PETROLINA...TO NEAR PALO ALTO...TO JUST WEST OF
BANQUETTE...TO ORANGE GROVE...TO ABOUT 4 MILES WEST OF SANDIA...
TO ABOUT 3.5 MILES WEST OF LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI...TO NEAR
COMELIA...TO NEAR OLMOS...TO NEAR YOUGEEN...TO JUST NORTH OF
BLANCONIA...WITH THE D1 LINE THEN EXTENDING NORTHEAST TO ABOUT 2.5
MILES SOUTH OF MCFADDIN...TO ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF TIVOLI...TO
ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SEADRIFT...TO ABOUT 8.5 MILES
SOUTH OF FULGHUMS LANDING. THE CITIES OF CORPUS CHRISTI...
ROBSTOWN...MATHIS...SINTON...PORTLAND...ARGENTA...SKIDMORE...
BLANCONIA...REFUGIO...WOODSBORO...ROCKPORT...BAYSIDE...TIVOLI AND
AUSTWELL ARE IN D1 STATUS.

ANOTHER D1 AREA IS LOCATED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN GOLIAD AND
NORTHERN VICTORIA COUNTIES...AND A SMALL PORTION OF NORTHERN
CALHOUN COUNTY. THIS D1 AREA IS LOCATED NEAR...NORTH AND EAST OF A
LINE LOCATED FROM ABOUT 4.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF TULSITA...TO ABOUT
5.5 MILES SOUTH OF CHARCO...TO ABOUT 2.5 MILES SOUTH OF
RIVERDALE...TO NEAR GOLIAD...TO ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF
SCHROEDER...TO JUST NORTH OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA...TO NEAR GARR...TO
POINT COMFORT...TO NEAR OLIVIA...TO ABOUT 8.5 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST
OF PORT O`CONNOR. THE CITIES OF CHARCO...MISSION VALLEY...THE
NORTHERN PORTION OF VICTORIA...INEZ...POINT COMFORT...AND PALO
ALTO BEACH ARE IN D1 STATUS. THE CITY OF GOLIAD IS ON THE EXTREME
SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE D1 AREA.

OUTSIDE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED D2 AREA...A SMALL D1 AREA EXISTS OVER
NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF LA SALLE COUNTY. THIS D1 AREA IS LOCATED
NEAR...NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE LOCATED FROM ABOUT 5 MILES WEST OF
WOODWARD...TO NEAR WOODWARD...TO ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF
GARDENDALE...TO ABOUT 10 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF GARDENDALE. THE
COMMUNITY OF WOODWARD IS IN OR NEAR THE D1 AREA.

OUTSIDE THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS...ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) CONDITIONS
EXIST OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF KLEBERG COUNTY...THE REMAINDER OF
ALL BUT EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN NUECES COUNTY...NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS
OF JIM WELLS COUNTY...THE EASTERN HALF OF LIVE OAK COUNTY...AND
THE REMAINDER OF BEE...GOLIAD...VICTORIA...AND CALHOUN COUNTIES.
THIS D0 AREA IS LOCATED NEAR...NORTH AND EAST OF A LINE LOCATED
FROM NEAR RIVIERA BEACH...TO ABOUT 9.5 MILES EAST OF KINGSVILLE...
TO NEAR BISHOP...TO ABOUT 6.5 MILES EAST OF ALICE...TO ABOUT 4
MILES WEST OF ALFRED...TO JUST WEST OF DILLWORTH...WITH THE D0
LINE EXTENDING NORTH TO JUST EAST OF MIKESKA...TO ABOUT 2.5 MILES
SOUTH OF KARON...TO NEAR RAY POINT...TO JUST EAST AND NORTH OF
WHITSETT. THE COMMUNITIES OF DRISCOLL...AQUA DULCE...MOUNT
LUCAS...BEEVILLE...PAWNEE...BERCLAIR...FANNIN...THE SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA...BLOOMINGTON...SEADRIFT...PORT
LAVACA...AND PORT O`CONNOR ARE IN D0 STATUS.

ALSO...A SMALL PORTION OF THE REMAINDER OF NORTHWESTERN LA SALLE
COUNTY (OUTSIDE OF THE D2 AND D1 AREAS) IS IN D0 STATUS. THIS AREA
IS NEAR...NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE LOCATED FROM ABOUT 10.5 MILES
WEST OF COTULLA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (WHICH IS ABOUT A MILE NORTH OF
COTULLA)...TO NEAR THE COTULLA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT... TO ABOUT 10
MILES WEST OF HARRISS VALLEY...TO ABOUT 7.5 MILES NORTH OF HARRISS
VALLEY...TO ABOUT 13 MILES NORTHWEST OF FOWLERTON. THE COMMUNITY
OF GARDENDALE IS IN D0 STATUS.

FINALLY...A VERY SMALL PORTION OF EXTREME SOUTHERN DUVAL AND
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN JIM WELLS COUNTY IS IN D0 STATUS. THIS D0
AREA IS NEAR AND SOUTH OF A LINE LOCATED FROM NEAR SEJITA TO NEAR
LA GLORIA.

THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH TEXAS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE HAS NO DROUGHT
STATUS...AND IS CONSIDERED DROUGHT-FREE. THIS INCLUDES ALL OF WEBB
COUNTY...AND THE REMAINDER OF DUVAL...JIM WELLS...KLEBERG...LA
SALLE...MCMULLEN...AND LIVE OAK COUNTIES. THE CITIES OF
LAREDO...ENCINAL...COTULLA...ARTESIA WELLS...FREER...
BENAVIDES...ALICE...SAN DIEGO...KINGSVILLE... RIVIERA...GEORGE
WEST...THREE RIVERS...TILDEN AND OAKVILLE ARE CONSIDERED DROUGHT-
FREE.

SEE THE DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT (LINK PROVIDED AT THE END OF THE
STATEMENT) FOR A GRAPHICAL VIEW.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS.
ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE BURN BAN MAP OF MARCH 13
2014...THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN BURN BANS. THUS...ONLY BEE
COUNTY HAS A BURN BAN IN EFFECT...AND NO OTHER SOUTH TEXAS
COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS. NEVERTHELESS...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
SPORADIC OR UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE.

AS OF MARCH 13 2014...THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES TO THE WATER
RESTRICTIONS FOR CORPUS CHRISTI...VICTORIA AND LAREDO.

ACCORDING TO THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI WATER PAGE...THE CITY
REMAINS IN STAGE 1 OF THE DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN. UNDER STAGE
1...RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO VOLUNTARILY CONSERVE WATER WHENEVER
POSSIBLE. FOR THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI...WATERING IS NO LONGER
LIMITED TO ONCE A WEEK. HOWEVER RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO LIMIT
THE USE OF WATER OUTSIDE DURING THE HOURS OF 10 AM AND 6 PM. THE
CITIES OF PORTLAND AND INGLESIDE ARE ALSO IN STAGE 1 RESTRICTIONS.

GENERAL USES AND RESTRICTIONS UNDER STAGE 1:

* WATER IS NO LONGER LIMITED TO ONCE A WEEK
* NO WATERING OR OUTSIDE WASHING DURING THE HOURS OF 10 AM AND 6
  PM

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 STILL ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE WATER
VOLUNTARILY.

THE CITY OF LAREDO REMAINS UNDER VOLUNTARY RESTRICTIONS. RESIDENTS
ARE STILL ALLOWED TO WATER THEIR LANDSCAPES AT ANY TIME...BUT ARE
ASKED TO VOLUNTARILY CONSERVE WATER.

AS SPRING APPROACHES AND GRASSES BEGIN TO GROW...RESIDENTS ARE
STILL STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO LIMIT THEIR WATERING. WATER CONSERVED
NOW CAN BE USED FOR THE UPCOMING WARMER WEATHER...WHEN LAWNS NEED
MORE WATER THAN DURING COOLER WEATHER. IF WATER IS WASTED NOW...
WATER MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THE SUMMER MONTHS (DUE TO MORE
STRINGENT WATER RESTRICTIONS) TO ADEQUATELY WATER LAWNS.

RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ONLY WATER THEIR LANDSCAPES ONCE A
WEEK OR EVERY OTHER WEEK IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN SOIL MOISTURE.
ALSO...WHEN ADEQUATE RAINFALL WAS RECENTLY RECEIVED...WATERING
SHOULD BE OMITTED FOR SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL WATERING BECOMES
NECESSARY. RESIDENTS WITH SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD NOT WATER
THEIR LANDSCAPES AS IF IT WAS THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER. WHEN AND IF
WATERING IS NEEDED...DO NOT ALLOW WATER TO RUNOFF INTO SIDEWALKS
AND STREETS...AND USE A SPRINKLER WHICH MAKES LARGER WATER
DROPLETS.

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) ARE 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
MARCH 13 2014) WHICH HAVE WATER RESTRICTIONS:

REMOVED RESTRICTIONS: NONE REMOVED

NEW/AMENDED RESTRICTIONS: NONE ADDED/AMENDED

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)...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)...SAN
PATRICIO MWD (VOLUNTARY)

VICTORIA COUNTY: VICTORIA COUNTY WCID 1 (STAGE 1)

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


AGRICULTURAL AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
RECENT RAINFALL OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS HAS HELPED TO INCREASE
SOIL MOISTURE OVER THE HSA...ALTHOUGH SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALIES
STILL EXIST OVER NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS. THE LATEST
SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALY MAP FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
(VALID ON MARCH 12) SHOWED NEAR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
SOIL CONDITIONS OVER THE HSA. NEAR NORMAL CONDITIONS (ANOMALIES
BETWEEN +20 MM AND -20 MM) EXIST OVER THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE
HSA...WITH INCREASING DRYNESS FARTHER NORTH AND EAST. THE GREATEST
ANOMALIES EXIST OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF VICTORIA AND GOLIAD
COUNTIES...WITH ANOMALIES BETWEEN -40 MM AND -60 MM. HOWEVER...
SOIL MOISTURE PERCENTAGES VALID FOR MARCH 12 INDICATE VALUES
BETWEEN 30 AND 70 PERCENT OVER THE ENTIRE HSA. ALSO...CROP
MOISTURE INDICES OVER VICTORIA AND CALHOUN COUNTIES ARE BETWEEN
+1.0 AND +1.9 (ABNORMALLY MOIST)...WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HSA
REMAINING SLIGHTLY DRY/FAVORABLY MOIST (-0.9 TO +0.9).

ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE IN THE AGRILIFE TODAY...FROM ALL
INDICATIONS...2014 TEXAS COTTON PLANTINGS WILL BE A DOUBLE-DIGIT
PERCENTAGE INCREASE OVER THOSE IN 2013...ACCORDING TO A TEXAS A&M
AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE AGRONOMIST. THE EXPECTATIONS ARE FOR
PLANTINGS TO BE 6.5 MILLION ACRES OR MORE...WELL ABOVE THE 5.8
MILLION ACRES PLANTED IN 2013. THE EXPERT BELIEVES THAT COTTON
ACRES WILL BE UP IN TEXAS... IN PART DUE TO CORN PRICES STILL NOT
REBOUNDING. ALSO...COTTON PRICES HAVE INCHED UP. COTTON PLANTING
STARTED IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO...THEN WAS
HALTED BY RAIN AND COLD WEATHER. RECENT RAINS DELAYED PLANTING
AGAIN...BUT IMPROVED THE PROSPECTS OF A SUCCESSFUL CROP.
ADDITIONALLY...COTTON PLANTING WILL FOLLOW THE CORN AND SORGHUM
PLANTING THAT HAS BEEN DELAYED BY RECENT RAIN EVENTS. A DELAY IN
COTTON PLANTING WILL LIKELY HELP IN STAND ESTABLISHMENT AND EARLY
SEASON GROWTH DUE TO WARMER SOIL TEMPERATURES AT PLANTING, THE
EXPERT SAID.

IN AN ARTICLE FROM THE DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER...WINTER WHEAT
FROM NEBRASKA TO TEXAS IS IN NEED OF MOISTURE AND COULD HAVE USED
SNOW COVER TO PROTECT THE WHEAT FROM BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES. THE
AMOUNT OF WINTER WHEAT RATED GOOD OR EXCELLENT IN TEXAS DROPPED
FOUR PERCENTAGE POINTS...FROM THE PREVIOUS MONTH TO 5 PERCENT.

IN AN ARTICLE FROM KXAN-TV (KXAN.COM) IN AUSTIN...TX...THE TEXAS
COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (TCEQ) DELAYED A DECISION
WEDNESDAY THAT WILL AFFECT THE LIVELIHOODS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS. THE MEETING WAS INTENDED TO RULE ON A "TRIGGER
LEVEL" OF THE HIGHLAND LAKES DICTATING WHETHER RICE FARMERS WILL
RECEIVE IRRIGATION WATER THIS YEAR. INSTEAD...THE TCEQ VOTED TO
DELAY THE DECISION AND RE-VISIT THE ISSUE IN ABOUT FOUR MONTHS. IN
THE MEANTIME...RICE FARMERS WILL NOT RECEIVE WATER FROM THE
HIGHLAND LAKES FOR THIS SEASON`S CROP.

FROM THE FEBRUARY 2014 RANCH DIARY:
* WE ENDED THE MONTH WITH (31) ANIMAL UNITS ON THE PLACE...WHICH
  REPRESENTS ABOUT 111 % OF THE NEW ESTIMATED CARRYING CAPACITY OF
  (28) FOR OUR RANCH DURING A DROUGHT YEAR (RAINFALL LESS THAN
  20.00 INCHES).

* A COLD, WET MONTH IT WAS...BUT THE GREEN GRASS IS TRYING TO
  SPROUT AND THE THORN BUSHES ARE STARTING TO BLOOM. NO SPRING
  SURVIVAL GRASS ON THE 20TH AS OCCURRED LAST YEAR.

* RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH MEASURED A MINUSCULE 0.27 INCHES...WHICH
  WAS 1.45 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY DURING A
  NEUTRAL ENSO YEAR.

* WE PLANTED ONLY THE MAIN GARDEN CLOSEST TO THE HOUSE ON FEB. 22.
  NO CORN AND NO POTATOES...AND ONLY 17 TOMATO PLANTS PLUS OTHER
  ESSENTIAL VEGETABLES.

* THE CATTLE MARKET REBOUNDED AND FLOURISHED UNTIL THE END OF THE
  MONTH WHEN IT BECAME VERY...VERY OVER-BOUGHT. WATCH OUT FOR
  MARCH - A SELL OFF IS NEEDED.

* THE SPRING SURVIVAL GRASSES BEGAN TO FLOURISH AROUND THE 20TH OF
  THAT MONTH AND WE BEGAN TO "FLASH GRAZE" THE PASTURES. OH WHAT A
  RELIEF THAT WAS - FROM FEEDING HAY ALL WINTER. DUE TO THE WARM
  WEATHER...BE BEGAN SETTING OUT TOMATO PLANTS ON THE 2ND DAY OF
  THAT MONTH. THEN...ON THE 25TH WIND GUSTS OVER 50 MPH DESTROYED
  EVERY PLANT IN THE GARDEN.

THE TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS FOR MARCH 4 AND MARCH 11
CONTAINED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

FOR THE COASTAL BEND DISTRICT:

* FARMERS WERE PLANTING CORN AND GRAIN SORGHUM DESPITE HIGHLY VARIABLE
  TEMPERATURES.

* TEMPERATURES FELL ABOUT 30 DEGREES IN 15 MINUTES WHEN THE LATEST
  WINTER STORM/FRONT PUSHED THROUGH THE AREA. HIGH WINDS
  ACCOMPANYING THE STORM DEPLETED TOPSOIL MOISTURE NEEDED FOR
  GERMINATION.

* PASTURES WERE GREENING UP...BUT THERE WAS NO SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT
  OF FORAGE AVAILABLE.

* LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS CONTINUED TO FEED CATTLE HEAVILY WITH HAY
  AND PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS.

* DUE TO THE RECENT RAINFALL...VERY LITTLE FIELDWORK OF ANY KIND
  TOOK PLACE DUE TO COLD WEATHER AND WET CONDITIONS OVER THE
  PAST WEEK. PRODUCERS WERE WAITING FOR WARMER TEMPERATURES AND
  DRIER SOILS TO BEGIN PLANTING BUT WERE OTHERWISE READY TO GO.

* MOST CORN AND GRAIN SORGHUM WAS ALREADY PLANTED. SOME CORN AND
  GRAIN SORGHUM HAD EMERGED BEFORE THE COLD SNAP.

* THERE WERE REPORTS OF SOME LEAF BURN...BUT IT WAS TOO EARLY TO
  CATEGORIZE THE EXTENT OF ANY PERMANENT DAMAGE.


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

* IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE REGION...TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY
  MILD. SOIL MOISTURE WAS SHORT TO VERY SHORT. PRODUCERS CONTINUED
  PLANTING CORN AND WHEAT...AND IRRIGATING THEIR CROPS. MOST CORN
  PLANTING WAS COMPLETED...AND SORGHUM PLANTING BEGAN.

* LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS WERE PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL FEED TO CATTLE AT
  A STEADY PACE. CATTLE BODY CONDITION SCORES DECLINED SOMEWHAT
  BUT MOSTLY WERE IN FAIR SHAPE.

* IN SOME NORTHERN COUNTIES...OATS AND POTATOES UNDER IRRIGATION
  PROGRESSED WELL. IN LIVE OAK COUNTY...LIGHT SHOWERS HELPED
  WINTER WHEAT AND OATS. IN MCMULLEN COUNTY...LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS
  WERE PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL FEED AT A STEADY PACE...AND CATTLE
  BODY CONDITION SCORES REMAINED FAIR.

* IN KLEBERG AND KENEDY COUNTIES...COTTON AND GRAIN SORGHUM
  PRODUCERS IN THOSE COUNTIES CONTINUED TO HOLD OFF PLANTING
  UNTIL MORE RAIN COMES.

* RANGELAND AND PASTURES REMAINED FAIR IN JIM WELLS COUNTY AND
  POOR IN KLEBERG AND KENEDY COUNTIES.

* THE WESTERN PART OF THE REGION HAD COLD WEATHER WITH VERY LIGHT
  DRIZZLING RAIN. THE MOISTURE GAVE SOME RELIEF TO DRYLAND WHEAT
  AND OATS. ALSO IN THAT AREA...CABBAGE AND SPINACH HARVESTING WAS
  ACTIVE LATE IN THE WEEK...AND SOME PRODUCERS WERE PREPARING CORN
  AND COTTON FIELDS FOR PLANTING. SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING CONTINUED.
  RANGELAND AND PASTURES WERE IN FAIR TO POOR CONDITION. ALSO...SOIL
  MOISTURE WAS SHORT TO VERY SHORT. RANGE AND PASTURES WERE IN
  FAIR CONDITION. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS CONTINUED PROVIDING
  SUPPLEMENTAL FEED AND PROTEIN.

* IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE DISTRICT...MANY AREAS REPORTED GOOD
  RAINS. WHEAT BENEFITED FROM THE RAIN...WHICH ALSO HELPED OTHER
  CROPS RECOVER FROM SOME STRESS.

* IN KLEBERG AND KENEDY COUNTIES...SOIL MOISTURE WAS SHORT...AND
  RANGELAND AND PASTURES WERE IN FAIR TO POOR CONDITION.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.
ACCORDING TO THE 5 DAY AVERAGE FIRE DANGER MAP FROM THE TEXAS
INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TICC) ON MARCH 12...NEARLY ALL OF
THE HSA IS IN A LOW FIRE DANGER...EXCEPT FOR A MODERATE FIRE
DANGER OVER EXTREME NORTHWESTERN WEBB COUNTY AND PORTIONS OF
WESTERN LA SALLE COUNTY. RECENT RAINFALL AND COOLER TEMPERATURES
HAVE HELPED TO KEEP THE FIRE DANGER LOW. HOWEVER...AS SPRING
APPROACHES THE FIRE DANGER WILL INCREASE AT TIMES DUE TO THE MORE
FREQUENT ONSET OF DRY PACIFIC FRONTS...BRINGING LOW HUMIDITY AND
HIGH WINDS.

RECENT RAINFALL HAS HELPED TO LOWER COUNTY AVERAGED KEETCH-BYRAM
DROUGHT INDICES (KBDI). MOST COUNTY AVERAGED KBDI VALUES ARE BELOW
400...EXCEPT FOR VICTORIA AND GOLIAD COUNTIES WHERE VALUES ARE
SLIGHTLY HIGHER. AS OF MARCH 13...THE FOLLOWING KBDI AVERAGES WERE
OBSERVED:

 0 TO 200:  JIM WELLS COUNTY.

200 TO 300: WEBB...LA SALLE...DUVAL...KLEBERG...NUECES AND SAN
            PATRICIO COUNTIES

300 TO 400: MCMULLEN...LIVE OAK...BEE...REFUGIO...ARANSAS AND
            CALHOUN COUNTIES.

400 TO 500: GOLIAD AND VICTORIA COUNTIES.

500 TO 600: NONE.

600 TO 700: NONE.

700 TO 800: NONE.


RIVER AND HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS.
WITH THE PREVIOUS SOIL MOISTURE BEING BELOW TO WELL BELOW
NORMAL...THE RECENT WIDESPREAD RAINFALL DID NOT SIGNIFICANTLY
IMPROVE STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS OVER SOUTH TEXAS (ALTHOUGH SOME
RIVER AND CREEK LOCATIONS DID SEE SOME MINOR RISES). ACCORDING
TO THE TEXAS STREAM-FLOW MAP ON MARCH 13 2014...THE FRIO
RIVER...ATASCOSA RIVER...AND MISSION RIVER HAVE BELOW NORMAL
FLOWS. RIVER AND CREEK LEVELS IN THE GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN REMAIN
BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL. LOCATIONS WITH NEAR NORMAL FLOWS ARE
THE NUECES RIVER...THE ARANSAS RIVER...OSO CREEK AND COLETO
CREEK AT VICTORIA. FLOWS ON THE RIO GRANDE REMAIN SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL.

FLOWS ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER AT VICTORIA RECENTLY FELL TO BELOW 5
FEET (296 CFS)...AND WERE AS LOW AS 3.67 FEET (90 CFS) EARLY THIS
MORNING. HOWEVER...LEVELS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 5 FEET
AGAIN...AND WERE MAINLY BETWEEN 5 AND 6 FEET (536 CFS) SINCE THE
BEGINNING OF MARCH. 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.

SINCE SOIL MOISTURE WAS BELOW NORMAL OVER THE HSA...RECENT
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL DID LITTLE TO INCREASE RESERVOIR LEVELS OVER
THE HSA. AS OF MARCH 13 2014...THE LEVEL AT CHOKE CANYON DAM WAS AT
196.9 FEET (33.2 PERCENT CAPACITY)... WITH LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI AT
91.9 FEET (85.6 PERCENT CAPACITY). THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY
FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI WATER SUPPLY WAS AT 47.4 PERCENT...WHICH IS
THE SAME CAPACITY OBSERVED ON FEBRUARY 27. HOWEVER...LAKE TEXANA
ROSE 0.7 FEET TO 41.2 FEET (84.5 PERCENT CAPACITY). COLETO CREEK
ALSO ROSE...INCREASING BY 0.16 FEET TO 94.14 FEET SINCE FEBRUARY
27. HOWEVER...CANYON DAM FELL 0.11 FEET DURING THE LAST TWO
WEEKS...WITH THE CURRENT LEVEL AT 900.80 FEET (84 PERCENT
CAPACITY). FINALLY...LAKE AMISTAD FELL 0.05 FEET SINCE THE END
OF FEBRUARY...WITH THE CURRENT LEVEL AT 1081.91 FEET (45 PERCENT
CAPACITY).


CLIMATE SUMMARY...
AFTER A COUPLE OF MONTHS OF BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER MOST OF THE
HSA...RAINFALL SO FAR IN MARCH HAS BEEN ABOVE NORMAL OVER NEARLY ALL
OF SOUTH TEXAS. MOST LOCATIONS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST 1/2 INCH OF
RAINFALL THIS MONTH...WITH MUCH OF THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN
COASTAL BEND AND EASTERN BRUSH COUNTRY RECEIVING BETWEEN 2 AND 4
INCHES (WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF NEARLY 5 INCHES). PERCENTAGE-
WISE...MUCH OF THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN COASTAL BEND AND EASTERN
BRUSH COUNTRY HAVE RECEIVED BETWEEN 300 AND 600 PERCENT OF THEIR
NORMAL RAINFALL SO FAR IN MARCH...WITH MOST OF THE REMAINDER OF THE
HSA RECEIVING 150 PERCENT OR MORE OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL SO FAR
DURING THE MONTH. THIS IS WHY DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPROVED OVER
MOST OF SOUTH TEXAS DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS. HOWEVER...MOST OF
THE HSA STILL HAS RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL SO FAR IN
2014...WITH AT LEAST 2/3 OF THE REGION RECEIVING NO MORE THAN 75
PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL DURING 2014.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL AMOUNTS
THROUGH FEBRUARY 27...IN 2014...AND FOR THE 2014 WATER YEAR WHICH
BEGAN OCTOBER 1 2013. ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES...RAINFALL DEFICITS
ARE SHOWN IN PARENTHESIS (A "+" INDICATES A SURPLUS):

    2014 WATER YEAR
                     MARCH 13          2014          10/1/2013 -
                                                     03/13/2014

CORPUS CHRISTI     1.43 (+0.58)     2.34  (1.98)    7.04  (3.29)

VICTORIA           0.91  (0.19)     2.57  (3.13)    8.26  (7.63)

LAREDO AIRPORT     0.96 (+0.45)     1.17  (1.18)    5.62  (0.05)

FOR THE THREE CLIMATE STATIONS...THE 2014 PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL
RAINFALL WAS: 54.2 PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...45.1 PERCENT AT
VICTORIA...AND 49.8 PERCENT AT LAREDO.

THE 2014 WATER YEAR PERCENTAGES THROUGH MARCH 13 2014 ARE: 68.2
PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...52.0 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 99.1
PERCENT AT LAREDO.

ALONG WITH THE ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL DURING MARCH...TEMPERATURES
FOR THE MONTH HAVE BEEN WELL BELOW NORMAL. SINCE MARCH
12...TEMPERATURES WERE 6.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT LAREDO...7.2
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT VICTORIA...AND 7.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT
CORPUS CHRISTI. THE COOLER THAN NORMAL WEATHER HAS BEEN DUE TO
STRONG COLD FRONTS...PLENTY OF CLOUD COVER...AND RAIN-COOLED AIR.
WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES MORE LIKELY THROUGH NEAR THE END OF
THE MONTH (MARCH 27)...IT IS QUITE LIKELY THAT MARCH WILL HAVE
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER MOST AREAS IN SOUTH TEXAS.

THE CHANCES FOR EL-NINO TO DEVELOP LATER THIS YEAR HAVE BECOME
MORE AND MORE LIKELY. IN FACT...THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
(CPC) HAS ISSUED AN EL-NINO WATCH. CPC PREDICTS THAT THERE IS
ABOUT A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF EL-NINO DEVELOPING DURING THE
UPCOMING SUMMER OR FALL.

HOWEVER...THERE HAS BEEN A MINOR CHANGE IN CURRENT CONDITIONS
OVER THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC. ACCORDING TO THE CPC...EL-
NINO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) NEUTRAL CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER
THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC. EQUATORIAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES (SST)
WERE BELOW AVERAGE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN...BUT WERE ABOVE
AVERAGE OVER THE WESTERN PACIFIC.

DURING THE LAST TWO MONTHS...BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES DEVELOPED
OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC DUE TO THE UPWELLING PHASE OF A KELVIN
WAVE. HOWEVER...A NEW OCEANIC KELVIN WAVE (A DOWN-WELLING PHASE)
IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EASTWARD SHIFT OVER ABOVE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES. THIS HAS HELPED TO SHIFT POSITIVE SEA SURFACE
ANOMALIES FARTHER EAST. THIS EASTWARD SHIFT OF POSITIVE ANOMALIES
IS HOPED TO CONTINUE...WHICH WOULD BRING ABOVE NORMAL SST TO THE
EASTERN PACIFIC (AND PERHAPS AN EL-NINO EVENT).

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 (DECEMBER 2013-FEBRUARY 2014) IS -0.7 DEGREES CELSIUS. WHILE
THIS IS A TREND IN THE WRONG DIRECTION FOR EL-NINO...IT IS
EXPECTED THAT THE DOWN-WELLING PHASE OF THE KELVIN WAVE WILL SHIFT
THIS MORE NEGATIVE TREND.

AS OF MARCH 6...ENSO NEUTRAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERIC SPRING 2014...WITH THE POSSIBLE
ONSET OF AN EL-NINO SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER OR FALL. MODEL
CONSENSUS FORECASTS CONTINUE TO TREND MORE AND MORE TOWARD AN
EL-NINO EVENT.

AS OF MARCH 6...PROBABILISTIC ENSO OUTLOOKS SHOW A GREATER
LIKELIHOOD FOR EL-NINO TO OCCUR. FOR THE FORECAST DURING THE
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER INTERVAL...THERE IS ABOUT A 52 PERCENT
PROBABILITY FOR EL-NINO CONDITIONS...A 41 PERCENT PROBABILITY FOR
ENSO NEUTRAL CONDITIONS...AND ONLY ABOUT A 7 PERCENT CHANCE FOR LA
NINA CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...
THE RAINFALL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (MARCH 14 THROUGH
MARCH 20 2014) IS AS FOLLOWS. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SHOWERS
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY OVER THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE BELOW 1/4 INCH. NO
SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FARTHER WEST DURING THIS TIME...
AND NO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH 14 THROUGH MARCH 20 IS AS
FOLLOWS. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED RISE TO NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...BEFORE ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVES
THROUGH THE HSA ON SUNDAY. COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE
THEN EXPECTED MONDAY...BEFORE TEMPERATURES WARM TO NEAR TO
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL VALUES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...VALID FOR THE PERIOD MARCH 21 THROUGH
MARCH 27...CALLS FOR A GREATER PROBABILITY FOR NEAR NORMAL
RAINFALL OVER ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS...WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES
OVER ALL BUT THE NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS (WHERE BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE MOST LIKELY.

THE MARCH 2014 TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL OUTLOOKS FOR SOUTH TEXAS
HAVE NOT CHANCED (ALTHOUGH UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 28). BOTH FORECASTS
SHOW EQUAL CHANCES FOR NEAR/ABOVE/BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

THE THREE MONTH PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS FOR THE
PERIOD MARCH THROUGH MAY 2014 HAVE NOT CHANGED. ISSUED ON FEBRUARY
20...THERE IS A GREATER PROBABILITY FOR ABOVE NORMAL VALUES OVER
THE ENTIRE HSA. FOR PRECIPITATION...THERE IS A GREATER PROBABILITY
FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER THE COASTAL COUNTIES AND VICTORIA
AREA...WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR NEAR/ABOVE/BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL
OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE HSA.

THE MONTHLY DROUGHT OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 28
SHOWS THE DROUGHT CONTINUING OVER THE HSA AND SPREADING WESTWARD
INTO DROUGHT-FREE REGIONS. HOWEVER...THIS PRODUCT WAS ISSUED
BEFORE THE RAINFALL EVENTS IN MARCH...SO DROUGHT CONDITIONS
SPREADING OVER NON-DROUGHT AREAS BY THE END OF THE MONTH APPEAR
UNLIKELY AT THIS TIME.

THE SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 20 AND VALID
MARCH THROUGH THE END OF MAY...SHOWS DROUGHT CONDITIONS PERSISTING OR
INTENSIFYING OVER THE CURRENT DROUGHT AREAS...AND DEVELOPING OVER
AREAS NOT CURRENTLY IN DROUGHT.

FINALLY...THE LAGGED SOIL MOISTURE OUTLOOK FOR THE END OF JUNE 2014
CALLS FOR SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL SOIL CONDITIONS OVER THE SOUTHERN
RIO GRANDE PLAINS (NEAR LAREDO)...WITH INCREASING SOIL MOISTURE
DEFICITS FARTHER NORTH AND EAST. THE GREATEST DEFICITS ARE
FORECAST OVER THE NORTHEASTERN COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA AREA
(-100 MM TO -120 MM).

IF EL-NINO CONDITIONS DEVELOP IN THE SUMMER...THIS WOULD LIKELY
CURTAIL TROPICAL ACTIVITY IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN (WHICH MAY MEAN
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR SOUTH TEXAS). HOWEVER...SHOULD EL-NINO
DEVELOP IN THE FALL...THEN THERE IS A GREATER CHANCE FOR ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE COOL SEASON. ALTHOUGH THIS ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL WOULD BE TOO LATE FOR FARMERS THIS YEAR...IT WOULD HELP
TO REPLENISH SOIL MOISTURE FOR THE 2015 GROWING SEASON.

FINALLY...IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT AN EL-NINO WATCH DOES NOT
MEAN THAT AN EL-NINO EVENT IS INEVITABLE. RECALL THAT IN 2012 AN
EL-NINO WATCH WAS ISSUED...BUT EL-NINO CONDITIONS NEVER FULLY
DEVELOPED. THUS...RESIDENTS IN SOUTH TEXAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO
CONSERVE THEIR WATER RESOURCES IN CASE ANOTHER PROSPECT FOR EL-
NINO GOES AWRY.



NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON OR
SHORTLY AFTER MARCH 27 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

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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