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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
417 PM CDT THU MAY 22 2014

...WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IMPROVES DROUGHT
CONDITIONS OVER SOUTH TEXAS...

...EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS NO LONGER EXIST OVER SOUTH TEXAS...

...SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK FOR JUNE THROUGH AUGUST CALLS FOR THE
DROUGHT TO PERSIST OR WORSEN OVER CURRENT DROUGHT AREAS AND
DEVELOP OVER NON-DROUGHT AREAS...


.SYNOPSIS...
THE MIDDLE PART OF MAY BROUGHT WELCOME RAINFALL TO NEARLY ALL OF
SOUTH TEXAS. THERE WERE TWO MAIN RAINFALL EVENTS WHICH BROUGHT
THE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA
(HSA). THE FIRST EVENT OCCURRED ON MAY 9. DURING THIS EVENT...AN
UPPER LEVEL JET STREAK COMBINED WITH DAYTIME HEATING...PLENTIFUL
MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. THE STRONGEST STORMS (AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL)
OCCURRED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS OF MAY
9...WITH A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DETECTED. WIDESPREAD 1 TO 3
INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE OBSERVED...WITH ISOLATED 3 TO 5 INCH
AMOUNTS ALSO REPORTED. ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT
IMPACTED SOUTH TEXAS MAY 12-13. UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT FOR STRONG
TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS EVIDENT...AND THE COLD FRONT WAS
UNUSUALLY STRONG FOR THE MIDDLE OF MAY. BECAUSE OF THE EXCELLENT
FORCING AND STRONG INSTABILITY (COMBINED WITH ABOVE NORMAL
MOISTURE)...WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED OVER THE HSA.
NEARLY ALL AREAS EAST OF HIGHWAY 281 RECEIVED BETWEEN 1 AND 3
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...WITH ISOLATED 3 TO 5 INCH AMOUNTS ALSO
OBSERVED. ALTHOUGH MOST LOCATIONS WEST OF THE HIGHWAY SAW LOWER
AMOUNTS (BETWEEN 1/2 AND 1 1/2 INCHES)...ISOLATED AMOUNTS BETWEEN
3 AND 5 INCHES WERE OBSERVED OUT TO THE WEST AS WELL.

THESE TWO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL EVENTS BROUGHT WIDESPREAD 3 TO 4
INCH RAINFALL TOTALS TO THE COASTAL COUNTIES (EXCEPT FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY WHICH SAW SLIGHTLY LOWER AMOUNTS). SCATTERED 3 TO 5 INCH
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE ALSO OBSERVED OVER PORTIONS OF THE BRUSH
COUNTRY...RIO GRANDE PLAINS AND VICTORIA CROSSROADS AREA. EXCEPT
FOR A FEW LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN WEBB AND WESTERN LA SALLE
COUNTIES...NEARLY ALL OF THE HSA RECEIVED AT LEAST 1 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION. BECAUSE OF THIS RAINFALL...DROUGHT CONDITIONS
IMPROVED OVER MUCH OF THE HSA. IN FACT...EXTREME DROUGHT
CONDITIONS (D3) NO LONGER EXIST OVER ANY PORTION OF SOUTH TEXAS.

THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT...VALID AS OF 7 AM EDT MAY 20
2014...SHOWS THE FOLLOWING DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER SOUTH TEXAS
(D4 = EXCEPTIONAL; D3 = EXTREME; D2 = SEVERE; D1 = MODERATE; D0 =
ABNORMALLY DRY). THESE COUNTIES AND AREAS HAVE THE FOLLOWING
DROUGHT CONDITIONS:

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

SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) CONDITIONS EXIST OVER ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

VICTORIA AND CALHOUN COUNTIES: ESSENTIALLY OVER ALL OF EACH
COUNTY...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VICTORIA...PORT LAVACA...AND
COMMUNITIES OF SEADRIFT...PORT O`CONNOR...MISSION VALLEY AND INEZ.

GOLIAD COUNTY: OVER NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...AND INCLUDE
THE CITY OF GOLIAD AND THE COMMUNITIES OF FANNIN...RIVERDALE...AND
CHARCO.

REFUGIO AND ARANSAS COUNTIES: OVER THE EXTREME NORTHEASTERN
PORTION OF REFUGIO COUNTY AND A SMALL PORTION OF NORTHEASTERN
ARANSAS COUNTY. THE COMMUNITIES OF TIVOLI AND AUSTWELL ARE IN D2
STATUS...WITH NO NOTABLE COMMUNITIES IN ARANSAS COUNTY IN D2
STATUS.

LA SALLE COUNTY: EXTREME NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY...WITH NO
NOTABLE COMMUNITIES IN THE D2 AREA. THIS AREA IS A FEW MILES NORTH
OF WOODWARD AND ABOUT 10 MILES NORTH OF COTULLA AND FOWLERTON.

OUTSIDE THE D2 AREA...MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) CONDITIONS EXIST OVER THE
FOLLOWING AREAS AND COUNTIES...

A SMALL PORTION OF EXTREME NORTHWESTERN WEBB COUNTY...INCLUDING
CHUPADERA RANCH AIRPORT. THE D1 AREA THEN EXTENDS EAST-NORTHEAST
INTO NORTHERN LA SALLE...NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MCMULLEN AND LIVE
OAK COUNTIES...MUCH OF BEE COUNTY...THE REMAINDER OF GOLIAD COUNTY
AND MOST OF THE REMAINDER OF REFUGIO AND ARANSAS COUNTIES. THE D1
AREA IS NEAR AND NORTH OF A LINE LOCATED FROM JUST NORTH OF
ARTESIA WELLS...TO ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTH OF FOWLERTON...TO ABOUT 2.5
MILES NORTH OF TILDEN...TO ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF CALLIHAM...TO
NEAR THREE RIVERS...TO NEAR LA PARA...TO JUST NORTH OF
SKIDMORE...TO JUST SOUTH OF WOODSBORO...TO ABOUT 5 MILES NORTH OF
BAYSIDE...TO ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF FULTON AND 2 MILES NORTH OF
ROCKPORT...TO ABOUT 7 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ROCKPORT. THE
COMMUNITIES OF COTULLA...FOWLERTON...CROSS...THREE RIVERS...RAY
POINT...BEEVILLE...PETTUS...BERCLAIR...REFUGIO...
WOODSBORO...HOLIDAY BEACH...LAMAR AND ARANSAS WILDLIFE REFUGE ARE
IN D1 STATUS.

OUTSIDE THE D2 AND D1 AREAS...ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) CONDITIONS EXIST
OVER NORTHERN PORTIONS OF WEBB COUNTY...THE REMAINDER OF LA SALLE
COUNTY...ALL BUT A SMALL PORTION OF SOUTHERN MCMULLEN AND LIVE
OAK COUNTIES...THE REMAINDER OF BEE...REFUGIO AND ARANSAS
COUNTIES...NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF NUECES COUNTY...AND ALL OF SAN
PATRICIO COUNTY. THE D1 AREA IS NEAR AND NORTH OF A LINE LOCATED
FROM ABOUT 32 MILES NORTHWEST OF LAREDO...TO JUST SOUTH OF
ENCINAL...WITH THE D1 LINE EXTENDING EAST TO THE LA SALLE-
MCMULLEN-WEBB-DUVAL COUNTY LINES...TO ABOUT 9 MILES NORTH OF SEVEN
SISTERS...TO ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF CLEGG...TO ABOUT 5 MILES
NORTH OF MIDWAY...TO ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTH OF LAGARTO...TO ABOUT 2
MILES NORTH OF ORANGE GROVE...TO ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTH OF LA
ROSE...TO NEAR VIOLET...TO ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTH OF CABANISS
NAF...TO ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTH OF BOB HALL PIER. THE CITIES AND
COMMUNITIES OF ENCINAL...ARTESIA WELLS...TILDEN...CALLIHAM...
GEORGE WEST...SANDIA...SKIDMORE...PAPALOTE...MATHIS...SINTON...
TAFT...PORTLAND...BAYSIDE...BONNIE VIEW...ROCKPORT...ARANSAS
PASS...ROBSTOWN AND CORPUS CHRISTI ARE IN D0 STATUS.

THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH TEXAS HAS NO DROUGHT STATUS. THIS INCLUDES
THE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF LAREDO...CALLAGHAN...MIRANDO
CITY...FREER...REALITOS...BENAVIDES...ALICE...ORANGE
GROVE...PREMONT...BISHOP...DRISCOLL...KINGSVILLE...AND RIVIERA.

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 MAY
22...VICTORIA COUNTY REMOVED ITS BURN BAN. THAT MEANS THAT ONLY
BEE COUNTY HAS A BURN BAN IN EFFECT. NO OTHER SOUTH TEXAS
COUNTIES ARE UNDER 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
FIRE WHICH COULD EASILY GET OUT OF CONTROL.

ALSO...THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGE IN WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR CORPUS
CHRISTI AND VICTORIA. THE CITY OF LAREDO IS UNDER STAGE 1 WATER
RESTRICTIONS.

ACCORDING TO THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI WATER PAGE...THE CITY
REMAINS IN STAGE 1 OF THE DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN...AND WILL
REMAIN SO UNTIL THE COMBINED RESERVOIR CAPACITY FOR CHOKE CANYON
AND LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI STAYS ABOVE 40 PERCENT. 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 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.

WITH EVEN WARMER WEATHER COMING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS...
RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO LIMIT THEIR WATERING. WATER
CONSERVED NOW CAN BE USED FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS...WHEN LAWNS NEED
MORE WATER THAN NOW. IF WATER IS WASTED NOW... IT MAY NOT BE
AVAILABLE IN THE SUMMER MONTHS...DUE TO MORE STRINGENT WATER
RESTRICTIONS. CONTINUE TO WATER ONCE A WEEK...OR BEGIN TO CURTAIL
WATERING TO A FEW TIMES A WEEK...AND GRADUALLY ALLOW YOUR LAWN TO
ADJUST TO ONCE A WEEK WATERING. WHEN ADEQUATE RAINFALL IS RECENTLY
RECEIVED...WATERING SHOULD BE OMITTED FOR SEVERAL DAYS UNTIL
WATERING BECOMES NECESSARY. 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.

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
MAY 21 2014) WHICH HAVE WATER RESTRICTIONS:

REMOVED RESTRICTIONS: NONE REMOVED

NEW/AMENDED RESTRICTIONS: NONE ADDED

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)...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.
THE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL RECEIVED EARLIER IN MAY HAS HELPED TO
INCREASE SOIL MOISTURE OVER THE HSA...ALTHOUGH THE RECENT DRY
SPELL IS STARTING TO INCREASE SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALIES OVER SOUTH
TEXAS. THE LATEST SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALY MAP FROM THE CLIMATE
PREDICTION CENTER (VALID ON MAY 21) SHOWS NEAR NORMAL SOIL
MOISTURE CONDITIONS (+20 MM TO -20 MM) OVER THE SOUTHERN FOURTH OF
THE HSA...WITH INCREASING BELOW NORMAL ANOMALIES FARTHER NORTH.
THE GREATEST ANOMALIES (-40 MM TO -60 MM) EXIST OVER NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE VICTORIA CROSSROADS REGION...NORTHERN COASTAL BEND
AND NORTHERN BRUSH COUNTRY. HOWEVER...SOIL MOISTURE RANKING
PERCENTILES ARE BETWEEN 30 AND 70 PERCENT OVER ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS.
UNFORTUNATELY...CROP MOISTURE INDICES HAVE NOT IMPROVED
SIGNIFICANTLY. CROP MOISTURE INDICES OVER THE THE WESTERN HALF OF
THE HSA SHOWING ARE EXCESSIVELY DRY (-2.0 TO -2.9)...WITH THE
EASTERN HALF OF SOUTH TEXAS ABNORMALLY DRY (-1.0 TO -1.9).

ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE IN THE AGRI-LIFE TODAY
(WWW.TODAY.AGRILIFE.ORG)...RICE IS TWO TO THREE WEEKS BEHIND IN
SOME COASTAL BEND AREAS. MUCH OF THE STATE RECEIVED MUCH-NEEDED
RAIN MAY 12 AND 13 (TORRENTIAL IN SOME CASES)...GREATLY BENEFITING
ALL CROPS. RICE...AS IT IS AN IRRIGATED CROP...IS NOT AS DEPENDENT
UPON RAIN AS OTHER CROPS...BUT RAIN WAS STILL WELCOMED BECAUSE IT
HELPS RECHARGE THE LAKES AND IRRIGATION SOURCES...SAID AN AGRI-LIFE
EXTENSION AGENT. ALTHOUGH LATE FREEZES WERE A FACTOR IN DELAYED
PLANTING THIS YEAR...A WET SPRING WAS THE BIGGEST HINDRANCE...HE
SAID. CURRENTLY...THE CROP IS ABOUT TWO TO THREE WEEKS BEHIND.
THIS SHOULD NOT AFFECT YIELDS...BUT IT MAY LIMIT TAKING A POST-
HARVEST REGROWTH CROP...CALLED A RATOON CROP.

ACCORDING TO ANOTHER ARTICLE IN AGRI-LIFE TODAY...THE COTTON
OUTLOOK IS BETTER THAN LAST YEAR BUT IT IS STILL A MIXED BAG.
COTTON PLANTING CONTINUED TO BE CHALLENGED BY DRY SOIL AND COOLER-
THAN-NORMAL DAYS...BUT MOISTURE IMPROVED THE CROP`S PROSPECTS IN
MANY AREAS. HOWEVER...IT IS STILL A "MIXED BAG" FOR THE STATE
OVERALL...ACCORDING TO A TEXAS A&M AGRI-LIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
EXPERT. THE MARCH PREDICTIONS BY THE NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL WERE
OF A DOUBLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN PLANTINGS OVER 2013...AND
THOSE STILL HOLD...SAID THE EXPERT. HOWEVER...HE NOTED THAT
PLANTED ACRES DO NOT ALWAYS EQUATE TO HARVEST-ABLE ACRES DURING
PROLONGED DROUGHT. THERE HAS BEEN A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES TO ALL
COTTON GROWING AREAS THROUGHOUT THE STATE...HE NOTED. THERE WAS A
LATE SPRING COLD FRONT IN APRIL THAT HURT EMERGED COTTON AND
DELAYED PLANTING IN SOUTH AND EAST TEXAS...FOR EXAMPLE. THIS
PROBLEM...ALONG WITH WORSENING OF DROUGHT IN PRACTICALLY ALL THE
STATE IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS...HAS RAISED THE STRESS LEVEL FOR
COTTON GROWERS. BUT RAINS HAVE GREATLY IMPROVED THINGS FOR THE
TIME BEING IN SOUTH TEXAS.


THE TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS FOR MAY 13 AND MAY 20 CONTAINED
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

FOR THE COASTAL BEND DISTRICT:

* THE RECENT RAINS GREATLY IMPROVED CROP AND PASTURE CONDITIONS.
  ALONG WITH THE RAIN CAME SOME HIGH WINDS THAT DAMAGED CORN AND
  GRAIN SORGHUM IN SOME AREAS.


* IN MOST COUNTIES...THE WHEAT HARVEST WAS WELL UNDER WAY...AND
  HARVESTED IN ALMOST ALL COUNTIES.

* CORN WAS BEGINNING TO SILK. SORGHUM HAS STARTED FLOWERING. ALL
  CROPS WERE RESPONDING WELL TO RECENT MOISTURE.

* GRAIN SORGHUM AND COTTON LOOKED GOOD FOLLOWING MUCH-NEEDED RAIN.
  THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT...MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL REPLENISHED
  SOIL MOISTURE...WHICH WAS CRITICAL TO CROPS DUE TO THE SCARCITY
  OF RAIN DURING MID-TO LATE-APRIL...WITH VIRTUALLY NONE DURING
  THE FIRST OF MAY.

* PONDS WERE RESTORED TO CAPACITY...AND THE LAST CUTTING OF COOL-
  SEASON GRASSES FOR HAY WAS NEARLY COMPLETED.

* FORAGE PRODUCERS WERE APPLYING HERBICIDES AND FERTILIZER TO
  FIELDS OF WARM-SEASON GRASSES. HOWEVER...HIGH WINDS ALSO
  HINDERED HERBICIDE SPRAYING ACTIVITIES. TIMELY APPLICATIONS OF
  INSECTICIDES AND HERBICIDES TO MOIST FIELDS WILL BE
  CRITICAL...ESPECIALLY IN YOUNG...GROWING COTTON. MORE RAIN WILL
  BE CRUCIAL AS GRAIN CROPS ENTER REPRODUCTIVE STAGES.

* SUGARCANE APHIDS WERE SPOTTED IN A FEW GRAIN SORGHUM
  FIELDS...WITH A WIDE RANGE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF PLANTS AFFECTED
  IN THOSE FIELDS...FROM 1 TO 49 PERCENT. HOWEVER...AFFECTED
  PLANTS TYPICALLY HAD ONLY HAD FIVE OR LESS APHIDS. GROWERS WERE
  ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR BUILD UP.


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

* THE REGION DID HAVE SOME RAINFALL FROM MAY 9 THROUGH MAY
  13...FROM LIGHT SHOWERS TO AS MUCH AS 4 INCHES IN SOME AREAS.
  TEMPERATURES CONTINUED TO RISE THROUGHOUT THE REGION...BUT
  RAIN BROUGHT RELIEF TO THE ENTIRE AREA.

* IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE REGION...OATS WERE 100 PERCENT
  HEADED AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. WINTER WHEAT...CORN AND
  SORGHUM WERE IN FAIR CONDITION...WITH HARVESTING BEGINNING IN
  SOME COUNTIES. POTATO HARVESTING WAS IN FULL SWING...AND PEANUT
  GROWERS WERE PREPARING FIELDS FOR PLANTING...WITH SOME PEANUT
  PLANTING ALREADY BEGINNING.

* SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING OF LIVESTOCK CONTINUED AT A STEADY PACE IN
  MCMULLEN COUNTY. ALTHOUGH RECENT RAINS HELPED...WITHOUT MORE
  RAIN SOON TO IMPROVE GRAZING...MCMULLEN COUNTY RANCHERS EXPECTED
  TO HAVE TO LIQUIDATE HERDS. SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING CONTINUED
  ELSEWHERE...AND CATTLE BODY CONDITIONS REMAINED FAIR.

* IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE REGION...AS MUCH AS 3 INCHES OF RAIN
  WAS RECEIVED IN SOME AREAS. RANGELAND AND PASTURE CONDITIONS
  RANGED FROM GOOD TO FAIR. SOIL MOISTURE VARIED FROM 100 PERCENT
  ADEQUATE TO 40 PERCENT SHORT.

* ALSO IN THE EASTERN AREAS, WHEAT WAS 100 PERCENT HEADED AND IN
  FAIR CONDITION. ALL CORN HAD EMERGED...WITH 5 PERCENT SILKING.
  SORGHUM WAS IN FAIR CONDITION.

* ALSO IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE REGION...COOLER-THAN-USUAL
  TEMPERATURES RETARDED THE GROWTH OF CROPS. COTTON WAS EXPECTED
  TO START PERFORMING BETTER BECAUSE OF THE RAINS AS SOON AS DAYS
  WARM BACK UP. SOIL MOISTURE WAS 100 PERCENT ADEQUATE IN JIM
  WELLS COUNTY AND 60 PERCENT SHORT IN KLEBERG AND KENEDY
  COUNTIES.

* IN KLEBERG AND KENEDY COUNTIES...15 PERCENT OF COTTON WAS
  SQUARING.

* IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE REGION...SOIL MOISTURE WAS MOSTLY
  ADEQUATE THROUGHOUT THE AREA...RANGING FROM 40 TO 70 PERCENT
  ADEQUATE.

* ALSO IN WESTERN AREAS...SORGHUM...ONIONS...WATERMELONS AND
  CANTALOUPES WERE ALL BEING PLANTED. HAY PRODUCERS WERE
  HARVESTING BERMUDA GRASS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. CORN AND COTTON
  MADE GOOD PROGRESS.

* RANGELAND AND PASTURES REMAINED IN FAIR TO POOR CONDITION.
  FARMERS CONTINUED PLANTING SORGHUM FOR FORAGE AND GRAIN AND
  CUTTING COASTAL BERMUDA GRASS FOR HAY. SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING OF
  CATTLE REMAINED MOSTLY LIGHT DUE TO RANGELAND AND PASTURE
  IMPROVEMENT.

* ALSO IN THE WESTERN AREAS...ONION HARVESTING BEGAN IN THE MIDDLE
  OF THE WEEK...AND CORN AND COTTON UNDER IRRIGATION WERE
  PROGRESSING WELL. PECAN TREES BEGAN SETTING NUTS...AND PRODUCERS
  WERE SCOUTING FOR THE FIRST GENERATION OF CASE BEARERS.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.
DUE TO THE WIDESPREAD AND SOMETIMES HEAVY RAINFALL IN SOUTH TEXAS
DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS...THE FIRE DANGER HAS DECREASED.
ACCORDING TO THE 5 DAY AVERAGE FIRE DANGER MAP FROM THE TEXAS
INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TICC) ON MAY 21...THERE IS A
MODERATE FIRE DANGER OVER ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS. THE FIRE DANGER HAS
BEEN HIGHER AT TIMES DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY AND BREEZY
CONDITIONS...BUT RECENT RAINFALL HAS HELPED TO MOISTEN FUELS.

COUNTY AVERAGED KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDICES IMPROVED WITH THE
RAINFALL. ALL COUNTY AVERAGES ARE NOW BELOW 500. AS OF MAY
22...THE FOLLOWING KBDI AVERAGES WERE OBSERVED:

 0 TO 200:  KLEBERG COUNTY.

200 TO 300: MCMULLEN...DUVAL...JIM WELLS...NUECES AND SAN PATRICIO
            COUNTIES.

300 TO 400: LA SALLE...WEBB...LIVE OAK...BEE...REFUGIO...ARANSAS
            AND CALHOUN COUNTIES.

400 TO 500: VICTORIA AND GOLIAD COUNTIES.

500 TO 600: NONE.

600 TO 700: NONE.

700 TO 800: NONE.

KBDI AVERAGES WILL LIKELY RISE UNLESS ADDITIONAL WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL OCCURS DURING THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO.


RIVER AND HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS.
WITH THE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL RECEIVED DURING THE PAST TWO
WEEKS...RIVER AND CREEK LEVELS IMPROVED OVER SOUTH TEXAS. IN
FACT...RISES ABOVE BANKFULL STAGE WERE OBSERVED ON THE OSO AND SAN
FERNANDO CREEKS BETWEEN MAY 13-14. ALSO...RISES ABOVE CAUTION
STAGE WERE OBSERVED ON THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER AT GOLIAD. WHILE SOME
OTHER LOCATIONS ROSE TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL FLOWS DURING THE
MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...BELOW BASE FLOW CONDITIONS RETURNED TO MANY
LOCATIONS BY MAY 20. ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS STREAM FLOW MAP ON
MAY 22...THE ONLY LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE NEAR NORMAL FLOWS ARE THE
OSO CREEK...THE NUECES RIVER NEAR TILDEN AND BELOW LAKE CORPUS
CHRISTI...THE ATASCOSA RIVER...AND THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER. RIVERS
AND CREEKS IN VICTORIA COUNTY ARE WELL BELOW NORMAL. FLOWS
RETURNED TO NEAR NORMAL LEVELS ON THE RIO GRANDE...AS AMISTAD DAM
ENDED THEIR ELEVATED RELEASES ON MAY 15.

FLOWS ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER AT VICTORIA INCREASED DURING THE
MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE RAINFALL. HOWEVER...
RAINFALL IN THE GUADALUPE RIVER BASIN WAS LOWER THAN EXPECTED FOR
THE MAY 12-13 EVENT...AND RISES ON THE RIVER STAYED BELOW THE
CAUTION STAGE OF 12 FEET (3240 CFS). SINCE MAY 19...FLOWS ON THE
RIVER HAVE BEEN BETWEEN 5.0 FEET (296 CFS) AND 6.0 FEET (536 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.

UNFORTUNATELY...MOST OF THE HEAVIER RAINFALL DID NOT FALL INTO
THE CORPUS CHRISTI WATERSHED...SO NOTABLE RISES AT CHOKE CANYON
DAM AND LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI WERE NOT OBSERVED. HOWEVER...A NOTABLE
RISE DID OCCUR AT LAKE TEXANA...WITH THE LEVEL RISING TO NEAR 42
FEET (FROM 40 FEET BEFORE THE RAINS CAME). AS OF MAY 22 2014...THE
LEVEL AT CHOKE CANYON DAM WAS AT 195.9 FEET (31.4 PERCENT
CAPACITY)...WITH LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI AT 90.6 FEET (77.0 PERCENT
CAPACITY). THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI
WATER SUPPLY WAS AT 43.7 PERCENT...WHICH IS 0.2 PERCENTAGE POINTS
LOWER THAN ON MAY 8. LAKE TEXANA ROSE 1.2 FEET TO 41.2 FEET (84.5
PERCENT CAPACITY). COLETO CREEK ROSE 0.40 FEET...WITH THE CURRENT
LEVEL AT 94.24 FEET. CANYON DAM ALSO FAILED TO SHOW A SIGNIFICANT
RECHARGE DURING THE RAINFALL EVENTS DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS. AS
OF MAY 22...THE LEVEL AT CANYON DAM WAS 899.75 FEET (81 PERCENT
CAPACITY)...OR 0.05 FEET LOWER THAN ON MAY 8. FALLING RESERVOIR
LEVELS AT AMISTAD DAM SLOWED AFTER MAY 15 (DUE TO THE RETURN OF
MORE NORMAL RELEASES FROM THE RESERVOIR). AS OF MAY 22...THE LEVEL
AT LAKE AMISTAD WAS 1070.80 FEET (34 PERCENT CAPACITY)...WHICH IS
2.74 FEET LOWER THAN ON MAY 8. IF WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL IS
NOT RECEIVED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS...CORPUS CHRISTI
RESERVOIRS WILL FALL TO BELOW 40 PERCENT...REQUIRING STAGE 2 WATER
RESTRICTIONS...AND THE CITY OF VICTORIA MAY HAVE TO INSTITUTE
MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...
WIDESPREAD BENEFICIAL RAINFALL FINALLY RETURNED TO SOUTH TEXAS IN
THE MIDDLE OF MAY...RESULTING IN ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OVER MOST
OF THE HSA. SO FAR IN MAY...MOST OF THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
HSA SAW BETWEEN 110 AND 300 PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE
MONTH (WHICH IS WHY MOST OF THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA IS
DROUGHT-FREE). NEAR NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR MAY IS
STILL BEING OBSERVED OVER MUCH OF LA SALLE...GOLIAD AND VICTORIA
COUNTIES. SO FAR IN 2014...ONLY THE WESTERN COASTAL BEND AND
SOUTHERN BRUSH COUNTRY HAS OBSERVED NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION (90 TO 125 PERCENT OF NORMAL) OVER A SIGNIFICANT
AREA...WHILE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA HAVE MAINLY RECEIVED
BETWEEN 50 AND 90 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL SO FAR IN 2014.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL
AMOUNTS THROUGH MAY 21...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
                      MAY 21           2014         10/1/2013 -
                                                    05/21/2014

CORPUS CHRISTI     3.81 (+1.84)     6.87  (2.30)   11.57  (3.61)

VICTORIA           2.35  (1.13)     6.01  (7.66)   11.07 (12.16)

LAREDO AIRPORT     1.48  (0.20)     2.80  (3.26)    7.32  (2.13)

FOR THE THREE CLIMATE STATIONS...THE 2014 PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL
RAINFALL THROUGH MAY 21 WAS: 74.9 PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...
44.0 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 46.2 PERCENT AT LAREDO.

THE 2014 WATER YEAR PERCENTAGES THROUGH MAY 21 2014 ARE: 76.2
PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...47.7 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 77.5
PERCENT AT LAREDO.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES HAVE REMAINED BELOW NORMAL SO FAR IN MAY...AS
SIGNIFICANT COLD FRONTS IN THE BEGINNING AND MIDDLE OF THE MONTH
HAVE KEPT TEMPERATURES DOWN (ESPECIALLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURES). AS
OF MAY 21...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH HAS BEEN 3.4
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT CORPUS CHRISTI...2.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
AT LAREDO...AND 2.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT VICTORIA.

PROSPECTS FOR EL-NINO DEVELOPING SOMETIME DURING 2014 (POSSIBLY
AS EARLY AS SUMMER) CONTINUE TO GROW. ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE
PREDICTION CENTER (CPC)...ENSO NEUTRAL CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER
THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC...AND POSITIVE SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
(SST) ANOMALIES NOW EXIST OVER THE ENTIRE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC.
WEEKLY SST INDICES WERE INCREASING IN THE IMPORTANT NINO 3.4
REGION. ALONG WITH WIND ANOMALIES AND ENHANCED CONVECTION IN THE
APPROPRIATE REGIONS...AN EVOLUTION TOWARD EL-NINO SEEMS TO BE
OCCURRING.

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 (FEBRUARY 2014 - APRIL 2014) IS -0.5 DEGREES CELSIUS. WHILE
THIS IS MORE OF A LA-NINA VALUE...IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE DOWN-
WELLING PHASE OF THE KELVIN WAVE WILL REVERSE THE INDICES TO
POSITIVE VALUES IN THE NEXT MONTH OF TWO. NEARLY ALL MODELS ARE
PREDICTING POSITIVE ONI VALUES BY THE JUNE-JULY-AUGUST TIME
INTERVAL.

CPC FORECASTS A BETTER THAN 65 PERCENT CHANCE OF EL-NINO
DEVELOPING BY SUMMER. MOST MODELS PREDICT EL-NINO/SOUTHERN
OSCILLATION (ENSO) NEUTRAL CONDITIONS OR EL-NINO CONDITIONS DURING
THE REST OF 2014.

PROBABILISTIC ENSO OUTLOOKS CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE PROBABILITY
OF EL-NINO DEVELOPING BY THE END OF 2014. AS OF MAY 8...THE
FORECASTS FOR THE OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER AND NOVEMBER-DECEMBER-
JANUARY INTERVALS INDICATE ABOUT A 78 PERCENT CHANCE FOR EL-NINO
CONDITIONS...NO MORE THAN A 10 PERCENT CHANCE FOR ENSO NEUTRAL
CONDITIONS...AND NO MORE THAN A 3 PERCENT CHANCE FOR LA NINA
CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP.

HOWEVER...IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IF EL-NINO DEVELOPS THIS
SUMMER...IT WOULD SUPPRESS TROPICAL ACTIVITY. WHILE IT WOULD BE
GOOD NEWS IN MANY WAYS THAT AN EL-NINO WOULD DIMINISH ORGANIZED
TROPICAL SYSTEMS...IT COULD ALSO CURTAIL TROPICAL WAVES OR UPPER
TROPICAL LOWS...WHICH COULD MEAN BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR SOUTH
TEXAS. THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO FOR SOUTH TEXAS WOULD BE EL-NINO TO
DEVELOP IN THE SUMMER...WITH ENSO-NEUTRAL CONDITIONS RETURNING IN
THE FALL AND WINTER.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...
THE RAINFALL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (MAY 23 THROUGH MAY
29) IS AS FOLLOWS. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY OVER THE RIO GRANDE PLAINS AND
BRUSH COUNTRY...WITH RAIN CHANCES SPREADING EAST BY SUNDAY. RAIN
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTH TEXAS THROUGH TUESDAY...BEFORE DRIER
AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION BY WEDNESDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH
THE PERIOD ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE BETWEEN 1/4 AND 1/2 INCH OVER
MOST OF THE NORTHERN HALF OF SOUTH TEXAS...WITH BELOW 1/4 INCH
AMOUNTS OVER THE COASTAL COUNTIES AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
BRUSH COUNTRY.

THE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR MAY 23 THROUGH MAY 29 IS AS FOLLOWS.
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
THROUGH MONDAY...THEN NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TUESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...VALID FOR THE PERIOD MAY 30 THROUGH JUNE
5...CALLS FOR A GREATER PROBABILITY FOR BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE JUNE 2014 RAINFALL OUTLOOK...ISSUED ON MAY 15...CALLS FOR
EQUAL CHANCES FOR NEAR/ABOVE/BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING
THE MONTH. THE JUNE 2014 TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK CALLS FOR A GREATER
LIKELIHOOD FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN
HALF OF THE HSA...WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR NEAR/ABOVE/BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OVER THE REMAINDER OF SOUTH TEXAS.

WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR EL-NINO DURING THE SUMMER SUPPRESSING
TROPICAL ACTIVITY...THE THREE MONTH RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR THE
PERIOD JUNE THROUGH AUGUST 2014 CALLS FOR A GREATER LIKELIHOOD FOR
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THIS DOES
NOT BODE WELL FOR SOUTH TEXAS WITH RESPECT TO DROUGHT RELIEF.

IN FACT...THE SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...RELEASED MAY 15 AND VALID
THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST...CALLS FOR DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO
CONTINUE (IF NOT INTENSIFY) OVER CURRENT DROUGHT AREAS...AND
DEVELOP OVER NON-DROUGHT AREAS (THE MONTHLY DROUGHT OUTLOOK FOR
MAY HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED). HOWEVER...THE LAGGED SOIL MOISTURE
OUTLOOK VALID THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST 2014 STILL CALLS FOR
SLIGHTLY ABOVE TO ABOVE NORMAL SOIL CONDITIONS OVER THE HSA
(ALTHOUGH THE SOIL MOISTURE OUTLOOK FOR THE END OF JUNE 2014
SHOWS VERY DRY SOIL CONDITIONS OVER THE HSA).

IF EL-NINO CONDITIONS DEVELOP IN THE SUMMER...THIS COULD RESULT
IN BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE SUMMER AND EARLY FALL.
HOWEVER...IF EL-NINO CONTINUES INTO THE LATE FALL AND
WINTER...THEN SOUTH TEXAS HAS A CHANCE TO RECEIVE ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL DURING THESE TIMES. SEASONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOKS DO SHOW A
GREATER LIKELIHOOD FOR ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL FROM THE OCTOBER-
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2014 SEASON THROUGH THE FEBRUARY-MARCH-APRIL
2015 SEASON. HOPEFULLY...EL-NINO DOES CONTINUE IN THE UPCOMING
FALL AND WINTER...ENDING THIS LONG-TERM DROUGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON OR
SHORTLY AFTER JUNE 5 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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GW




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