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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
725 AM CDT FRI JUL 4 2014

...LAKES REMAIN LOW AS HEAVY RAINS MISS MOST RESERVOIR WATERSHEDS...

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SYNOPSIS...

ABUNDANT SPRING RAINFALL IN CENTRAL TEXAS RESULTED IN IMPROVEMENT OF
TWO DROUGHT CATEGORIES IN SOME AREAS. BUT FOR MUCH OF NORTH TEXAS...
RAINFALL DEFICITS HAVE ONLY WORSENED...AND EXTREME DROUGHT (D3) NOW
COVERS MUCH OF THE REGION NORTH OF THE I-20 CORRIDOR. EXCEPTIONAL
DROUGHT (D4)...RESERVED FOR AREAS THAT ARE MATCHING OR EXCEEDING THE
INTENSITY OF THE 1950S DROUGHT...INCLUDES GRAHAM AND THE POSSUM
KINGDOM AREA.

EL NINO CONDITIONS HAVE ENSUED...BUT ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS
NOT EXPECTED UNTIL AUTUMN. WITH NOTHING TO SUGGEST THAT RAINFALL
WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER...LAKE LEVELS ARE
LIKELY TO FALL AS EVAPORATION AND WATER USAGE REACH THEIR SUMMER
PEAKS. AS A RESULT...THE LONG TERM HYDROLOGIC DROUGHT IS EXPECTED TO
PERSIST OR WORSEN DURING JULY AND AUGUST.

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SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS

IN GENERAL...SPRING RAINFALL CAME TOO LATE FOR WINTER GRAINS...THE
HARVESTING OF WHICH IS COMING TO A CLOSE. NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF WHEAT
ARE RATED AS POOR OR VERY POOR. IN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL TEXAS...WHERE
SPRING RAINFALL WAS ABUNDANT...THE WHEAT HARVEST HAS BEEN DELAYED
BECAUSE OF TOO MUCH RAIN.

ALTHOUGH UNEVEN...RECENT RAINFALL HAS BEEN BENEFICIAL FOR WARM
SEASON CROPS. BELOW WERE THE STATEWIDE PERCENTAGES IN GOOD OR
EXCELLENT CONDITION AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY.

   CORN = 64
   SORGHUM = 62
   PEANUTS = 58
   SOYBEANS = 54
   RICE = 54

RAINFALL FELL AT THE OPTIMAL TIME FOR COTTON. STATEWIDE...80 PERCENT
IS IN AT LEAST FAIR CONDITION THOUGH ONLY 40 PERCENT OF TEXAS COTTON
IS RATED AS GOOD OR EXCELLENT. BUT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
IMPROVE WITH A CORRESPONDING BUMP IN YIELDS. PLEXUS COTTON LTD
ESTIMATES THE PRECIPITATION IN MAY AND JUNE WILL MEAN A BOOST OF 32
PERCENT IN OUTPUT THIS YEAR.

SPRING RAINFALL HAS HELPED IMPROVE PASTURE AND RANGELAND CONDITIONS
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS...BUT FOR MANY AREAS...WEEDS
ARE DOMINATING NATURAL GRASSES. WEEDS DEPLETE MUCH OF THE TOPSOIL
MOISTURE...LIMITING ITS RESIDENCE TIME AND REDUCING THE AMOUNT THAT
REACHES DEEPER ROOT SYSTEMS. THE NEED FOR SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING
CONTINUES TO DECREASE...BUT RUNOFF HAS BEEN LARGELY INADEQUATE FOR
SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN STOCK TANK LEVELS.

FIRE DANGER

WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING THE SUMMER ARE GENERALLY NOT CONDUCIVE FOR
THE INITIATION AND SPREAD OF WILDFIRES. DESPITE THE HEAT...
SEASONALLY ELEVATED HUMIDITY AND REDUCED WIND SPEEDS TYPICALLY
TEMPER FIRE WEATHER ISSUES. IN ADDITION...RECENT RAINFALL HAS
REDUCED THE ENERGY RELEASE COMPONENT (ERC) BELOW SEASONAL NORMALS.
THE ERC IS A METRIC OF FIRE POTENTIAL THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT BOTH
THE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE FUEL AND ITS MOISTURE CONTENT. THE ERC WILL
DIMINISH FOLLOWING A RAIN EVENT...BUT WARM SEASON VEGETATION OFTEN
GOES DORMANT DURING THE DRY MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST. DESSICATED
GRASSES CAN SERVE AS FINE FUEL FOR WILDFIRES THROUGHOUT THE WARM
SEASON.

A HANDFUL OF BURN BANS REMAIN IN EFFECT WEST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR.
EVEN IF A FORMAL BAN IS NOT IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA...IT IS STILL
IMPORTANT TO BE VIGILANT ABOUT FIRE USAGE. MANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
(SUCH AS GRILLING) INVOLVE A RISK OF STARTING WILDFIRES. AVOID OPEN
FLAMES NEAR DRY VEGETATION...AND ASSURE ALL COALS AND EMBERS ARE
FULLY EXTINGUISHED. THE USE OF AERIAL FIREWORKS WITHIN CITY LIMITS
IS GENERALLY PROHIBITED. EVEN IN RURAL AREAS...AERIAL FIREWORKS
RESTRICTIONS MAY BE IN EFFECT BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING DROUGHT
CONDITIONS.

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CLIMATE SUMMARY...

RAINFALL DURING MAY AND JUNE EXCEEDED 10 INCHES IN MOST AREAS SOUTH
OF THE I-20 CORRIDOR. AT WACO REGIONAL AIRPORT...THE 16.06 INCHES
DURING THE 2-MONTH PERIOD WAS THE 2ND WETTEST ON RECORD FOR THE
SITE.

AREAS NORTH OF THE I-20 CORRIDOR WERE LESS FORTUNATE. MCKINNEY
RECEIVED ONLY 1.23 INCHES DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE...BUT TALLIED
1.20 INCHES ON JULY 3.

THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE REGION...YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION TOTALS
ARE STILL BELOW NORMAL. DEFICITS OVER THE LAST 45 MONTHS (3 YEARS
AND 9 MONTHS) VARY WIDELY BUT EXCEED 40 INCHES IN MANY AREAS.


   DEPARTURE = DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL PRECIPITATION (IN INCHES)
   PERCENT = PERCENT OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION


                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
AIRPORT SITES                JUNE             OCT 2010 - JUN 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

DFW AIRPORT             3.26    -0.53          -36.10        74
WACO                    8.31    +4.88          -11.74        91

DALLAS LOVE FIELD       2.92    -1.19          -33.80        76
FORT WORTH MEACHAM      3.76    -1.37          -39.77        71
DALLAS EXECUTIVE        3.67    -0.46          -43.27        72
FORT WORTH ALLIANCE     4.91    +0.66          -38.96        73
ARLINGTON               3.04    -1.18          -39.56        73

DENTON                  3.51    -0.88          -46.53        68
MCKINNEY                1.23    -2.81          -49.58        68
TERRELL                 1.83    -2.31          -44.42        72
CORSICANA               9.74    +5.56          -24.16        84
MINERAL WELLS           6.52    +2.36          -33.66        72

                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
COOPERATIVE SITES            JUNE             OCT 2010 - JUN 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

ALVARADO                4.14    +0.60          -35.12        75
ALVORD                  3.62    -1.16          -42.60        69
AQUILLA                 6.11    +2.17          -18.92        86
ATHENS                  4.77    +0.42          -28.80        83

BARDWELL                5.71    +1.66          -26.48        82
BENBROOK                4.82    +0.84          -36.27        73
BONITA                  5.51    +0.68          -36.37        74
BRECKENRIDGE            3.07    -1.02          -31.93        72

BRIDGEPORT              5.89    +1.67          -37.75        71
BURLESON                4.91    +0.90          -38.10        73
CENTERVILLE             4.38    +0.20          -28.30        82
CLEBURNE                6.86    +2.59          -40.23        72

COMANCHE                2.21    -2.49          -20.92        82
COOPER                  3.74    -0.37          -29.30        83
CORSICANA               9.49    +5.97           -7.64        95
CRANFILLS GAP           5.19    +0.33          -35.33        72

                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
COOPERATIVE SITES            JUNE             OCT 2010 - JUN 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

CRAWFORD                8.75    +4.58          -27.29        80
CRESSON                 9.55    +5.11          -26.10        80
DECATUR                 5.01    +0.21          -43.03        71
DENTON                  3.45    -0.14          -40.24        72

FERRIS                  4.51    +0.36          -41.06        73
FORT WORTH NWS          4.28    -0.21          -45.86        68
FRISCO                  4.20    -0.01          -41.64        74
GAINESVILLE             2.60    -3.09          -39.58        76

GOLDTHWAITE             2.96    -1.83          -29.40        75
GRAHAM                  3.60    -0.48          -36.10        70
GRAPEVINE               5.37    +1.45          -31.94        78
GREENVILLE              3.36    -0.82          -40.76        76

HILLSBORO               5.06    +0.72          -36.18        75
ITASCA                  7.49    +3.32          -37.78        76
JOE POOL LAKE           3.82    -0.84          -43.87        72
JUSTIN                  5.61    +1.15          -36.86        75

                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
COOPERATIVE SITES            JUNE             OCT 2010 - JUN 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

LAKE TAWAKONI           2.75    -0.94          -43.04        74
LAVON DAM               2.91    -1.56          -41.40        73
MARLIN                  2.60    -1.31          -26.19        82
MIDLOTHIAN              4.77    +0.34          -45.17        71

MUENSTER                4.12    -0.12          -31.68        78
NAVARRO MILLS           4.89    +0.63          -20.21        86
PARIS                   3.59    -0.58          -43.74        76
PROCTOR DAM             2.06    -2.84          -31.20        74

RAINBOW                10.40    +6.31          -15.30        87
ROANOKE                 6.32    +1.87          -44.07        71
ROSSER                  6.63    +2.42          -28.56        81
SHERMAN                 3.29    -1.71          -43.57        74

STEPHENVILLE            2.63    -1.38          -20.44        83
STILLHOUSE HOLLOW       2.49    -1.74          -35.73        74
TERRELL                 2.96    -1.23          -41.27        75
THORNTON                3.71    -0.22          -17.57        88

WACO DAM                6.46    +2.85          -18.94        86
WEATHERFORD             6.38    +1.82          -36.33        73
WHITNEY DAM             8.48    +3.90          -22.32        84
WILLS POINT             5.33    +0.86          -31.80        81

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PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

DROUGHT RELIEF IS UNLIKELY DURING THE TYPICALLY DRY MONTHS OF JULY
AND AUGUST. WITH NOTHING TO SUGGEST THAT RAINFALL WILL BE ABOVE
NORMAL THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER...THE U.S. SEASONAL DROUGHT
OUTLOOK PORTENDS PERSISTENT OR WORSENING DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS
NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

FOR THE FIRST HALF OF JULY...SUBTROPICAL RIDGING ALOFT IS PROJECTED
TO BE WEAKER THAN NORMAL. BUT WITH DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE AND A 10-YEAR TREND OF WARMER SUMMER TEMPERATURES...ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE STILL FAVORED FOR THE WARM SEASON AS A
WHOLE. THIS WOULD ENHANCE EVAPORATION...DEPLETING BOTH RESERVOIR
STORAGE AND SOIL MOISTURE. THE RESULTING DRY GROUND IS ABLE TO
FURTHER INCREASE TEMPERATURES. IN ADDITION...WARMER THAN NORMAL
CONDITIONS ALSO TEND TO INCREASE WATER USAGE...COMPOUNDING THE
HYDROLOGIC DROUGHT.

ALTHOUGH THE WARMING OF SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE EQUATORIAL
PACIFIC HAS SLOWED...THE THRESHOLD FOR EL NINO CONDITIONS WAS MET
DURING JUNE. THE VAST MAJORITY OF DYNAMICAL AND STATISTICAL MODELS
PROJECT THIS WARM PHASE WILL PREVAIL INTO 2015. HOWEVER...THERE IS
CONSIDERABLY UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF THIS IMPENDING EL
NINO...WHICH COULD AFFECT THE LIKELIHOOD OF ENHANCED PRECIPITATION
FOR THE LONE STAR STATE DURING THE UPCOMING COLD SEASON.
REGARDLESS...THESE IMPACTS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED TO MANIFEST
THEMSELVES UNTIL THE FALL AT THE EARLIEST.

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HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

THE MULTI-YEAR DROUGHT HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON THE TEXAS WATER
SUPPLY...BUT MAY AND JUNE RAINFALL ADDED AROUND 350 BILLION GALLONS
OF WATER TO RESERVOIRS ACROSS THE STATE. THIS IS A GAIN OF 3 PERCENT
OF CONSERVATION...PUSHING THE STATEWIDE STORAGE ABOVE 67 PERCENT FOR
THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2013.

EAST TEXAS LAKES REMAIN HEALTHIER THAN MUCH OF THE REST OF THE
STATE. A HANDFUL OF RESERVOIRS EAST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR ARE NEAR OR
EVEN IN EXCESS OF CONSERVATION VALUES. HOWEVER...THE VAST MAJORITY
OF RESERVOIRS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS CONTINUE TO HAVE
SIGNIFICANT DEFICITS...EVEN AFTER FLOODING RAINS.

THE LEVEL AT LAKE GRANBURY HIT AN ALL-TIME LOW ON JUNE 22 BEFORE A
DELUGE IN ITS WATERSHED RAISED THE LEVEL BY MORE THAN 6 FEET IN JUST
2 DAYS. INFLOW HAS CONTINUED SINCE THE JUNE 22-23 RAIN EVENT...BUT
THE LAKE LEVEL IS STILL MORE THAN 4 FEET BELOW CONSERVATION.

LAKE RAY HUBBARD...A WATER SUPPLY RESERVOIR FOR DALLAS...REACHED AN
ALL-TIME RECORD LOW IN EARLY MAY. FLOODING RAINS RAISED THE LAKE
LEVEL 16 INCHES...BUT MOST OF THAT GAIN HAS ALREADY BEEN LOST
THROUGH EVAPORATION AND USAGE.

LAKE NOCONA (MONTAGUE COUNTY) BOTTOMED OUT ON JUNE 9...BUT MULTIPLE
RAIN EVENTS ONLY RESULTED IN A HALF-FOOT GAIN. ON JUNE 17...POSSUM
KINGDOM LAKE DIPPED TO 984.25...ITS LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1971...BUT
HAS SINCE EXPERIENCED A GAIN OF SEVERAL INCHES.


                        NEW              RECORD LOW          YEAR
                     RECORD LOW            BEFORE           DAM WAS
                    SET THIS YEAR      CURRENT DROUGHT     COMPLETED

LAKE GRANBURY      681.48 / JUN 22    685.28 / AUG 1978      1969
LAKE NOCONA        814.62 / JUN 9     816.95 / OCT 2000      1960
LAKE RAY HUBBARD   427.42 / MAY 7     429.72 / OCT 2000      1969


   DEPARTURE = DEPARTURE FROM CONSERVATION POOL HEIGHT (IN FEET)
   PCT = PERCENT OF CONSERVATION WATER VOLUME


                               CURRENT DATA
                               JULY 4, 2014
                             DEPARTURE    PCT

LOWER RED RIVER BASIN
  LAKE NOCONA                  -12.5       37
  LAKE TEXOMA                   -6.0       84
  LAKE BONHAM                   -2.5       78
  PAT MAYSE LAKE                -3.4       84

SULPHUR RIVER BASIN
  JIM CHAPMAN (COOPER) LAKE     -7.9       53
  LAKE SULPHUR SPRINGS          -0.1       99

UPPER SABINE RIVER BASIN
  LAKE TAWAKONI                 -9.0       66
  LAKE FORK                     -3.4       86

NECHES RIVER BASIN
  LAKE ATHENS                    0.0      101
  LAKE PALESTINE                 0.0      100

                               CURRENT DATA
                               JULY 4, 2014
                             DEPARTURE    PCT

UPPER TRINITY RIVER BASIN
  LAKE AMON CARTER              -8.6       47
  LAKE BRIDGEPORT              -22.3       41
  EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE           -7.1       69
  LAKE WORTH                    -3.2       69
  LAKE WEATHERFORD              -7.3       60
  LAKE BENBROOK                 -3.1       87
  LAKE ARLINGTON                -1.2       94
  LAKE RAY ROBERTS              -9.0       71
  LAKE LEWISVILLE               -7.9       66
  LAKE GRAPEVINE               -10.5       63
  LAKE LAVON                   -11.7       51
  LAKE RAY HUBBARD              -7.8       67
  JOE POOL LAKE                 -0.4       99
  MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE *         +0.3      103
  LAKE WAXAHACHIE               -1.0       94
  BARDWELL LAKE                 -0.1       99
  NEW TERRELL CITY LAKE         -1.2       88
  CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR         -3.1       85
  NAVARRO MILLS LAKE            +0.3      102
  LAKE HALBERT                  -2.5       77
  RICHLAND CHAMBERS RESERVOIR   -6.7       75

                               CURRENT DATA
                               JULY 4, 2014
                             DEPARTURE    PCT

UPPER BRAZOS RIVER BASIN
  LAKE CISCO                   -15.1       52
  HUBBARD CREEK RESERVOIR      -26.7       18
  LAKE GRAHAM                  -14.1       44
  POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE          -15.1       61
  LAKE PALO PINTO              -13.9       21
  LAKE MINERAL WELLS            -6.8       56
  LAKE GRANBURY                 -4.3       77

LOWER BRAZOS RIVER BASIN
  LAKE LEON                     -5.0       73
  PROCTOR LAKE                 -10.1       39
  SQUAW CREEK RESERVOIR *       +0.1      100
  LAKE PAT CLEBURNE             -3.4       80
  LAKE WHITNEY                  -6.9       75
  AQUILLA LAKE                  +0.6      104
  WACO LAKE                     +0.6      102
  BELTON LAKE                   -8.2       79
  STILLHOUSE HOLLOW LAKE        -8.8       78
  LAKE LIMESTONE                +0.2      101

   * THE WATER LEVEL IN MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE IS MAINTAINED TO PROVIDE
     COOLING FOR THE MOUNTAIN CREEK STEAM ELECTRIC STATION.

   * THE WATER LEVEL IN SQUAW CREEK RESERVOIR IS MAINTAINED TO
     PROVIDE COOLING FOR THE COMANCHE PEAK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.


MUNICIPAL WATER STORAGE - PERCENT OF CONSERVATION

                  JULY 4, 2014

  DALLAS              68.4
  FORT WORTH          72.8
  WACO               101.6
  TEMPLE/KILLEEN      78.6


AFTER FIVE YEARS OF QUARANTINE...WATER FROM LAKE TEXOMA IS AVAILABLE
ONCE AGAIN...FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF A NEW PIPELINE. BUT WITH
THE LEVELS AT LAKE LAVON AND JIM CHAPMAN LAKE ALMOST TOO LOW FOR
WATER TO BE PUMPED OUT...THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
(NTMWD) WILL CONTINUE ITS STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES. THIS
LIMITS LANDSCAPE WATERING TO ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS. (RESTRICTIONS MAY
VARY AMONG LOCAL JURISDICTIONS WITHIN THE NTMWD.) THE GOAL OF STAGE
3 WATER CONSERVATION IS TO REDUCE OVERALL USAGE BY 10 PERCENT. EACH
MONTH...THE NTMWD WILL REASSESS THE NEED FOR STAGE 3 MEASURES. (THE
NTMWD SERVES 1.6 MILLION CUSTOMERS EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE CITY OF
DALLAS.)

IN APRIL...THE FORT WORTH CITY COUNCIL MADE PERMANENT ITS TWICE-PER-
WEEK LIMIT ON LANDSCAPE WATERING. ONLY HAND WATERING IS ALLOWED
BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM. ARLINGTON...ALSO WITHIN THE TARRANT REGIONAL
WATER DISTRICT (TRWD) SERVICE AREA...HAS SIMILAR RESTRICTIONS BUT IS
NOT READY TO MAKE THEM PERMANENT. DALLAS WILL CONTINUE ITS TWICE-
PER-WEEK LIMIT...AS WELL AS THE DAYTIME RESTRICTION ON TRADITIONAL
SPRINKLERS...THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. SINCE WATER RESTRICTIONS
VARY CONSIDERABLY THROUGHOUT THE METROPLEX...RESIDENTS SHOULD KEEP
INFORMED WITH THE CURRENT GUIDELINES FROM THEIR MUNICIPALITY OR
WATER UTILITY PROVIDER.

VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION CONTINUES FOR BOTH WACO AND TEMPLE/KILLEEN.
HOWEVER...WATER RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR SOME COMMUNITIES
WITHIN MCLENNAN AND BELL COUNTIES.

THE BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY IS ASKING CUSTOMERS WITHIN THE UPPER
BRAZOS BASIN...AS WELL AS AREAS AS FAR DOWNSTREAM AS WHITNEY...TO
REDUCE USAGE BY 10 PERCENT.

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NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED IN LATE JULY
OR EARLY AUGUST.

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RELATED WEB SITES...

NWS FORT WORTH DROUGHT PAGE - WEATHER.GOV/FORTWORTH/?N=DROUGHT
NATIONAL INTEGRATED DROUGHT INFORMATION SYSTEM - DROUGHT.GOV
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER - WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER - DROUGHT.UNL.EDU
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR - DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU
DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER - DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...

THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR FACILITATES CONTINUOUS DISCUSSION AMONG
NUMEROUS AGENCIES...ACADEMIA...AND OTHER LOCAL INTERESTS. THE
EXPERTISE OF ITS MEMBERS HAS BEEN INVALUABLE IN DEVELOPING DROUGHT
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS.

THE DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER (MAINTAINED BY THE NATIONAL DROUGHT
MITIGATION CENTER) HAS ALLOWED VARIOUS IMPACTS TO BE COMPILED WITHIN
ONE CLEARINGHOUSE. THESE IMPACTS INCLUDE AGRICULTURAL ISSUES...
HYDROLOGIC DEFICITS...FIRE DANGER...AND OTHER SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC
CONSEQUENCES. A SUMMARY OF THE SUBMITTED IMPACTS IS INCLUDED IN EACH
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT.

THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE PROVIDE
ROUTINE ASSESSMENTS OF CROP AND PASTURE CONDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL
AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE (NASS)...PART OF THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA). THE PERIODIC STATEWIDE SUMMARIES
THAT RESULT ARE USED AS A PRIMARY SOURCE FOR THE AGRICULTURAL
IMPACTS SECTION. ADDITIONAL NATIONAL AND STATEWIDE STATISTICS ARE
FROM THE WEEKLY AGRICULTURAL WEATHER ASSESSMENTS (COMPILED BY THE
USDA).

THE TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE CONTINUALLY MONITORS VEGETATION
CONDITIONS AND WILDFIRE POTENTIAL. THE STATE AGENCY ALSO MAINTAINS A
CURRENT LIST OF COUNTYWIDE BURN BANS.

OUTLOOKS OF TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION ARE SUMMARIZED FROM A
VARIETY OF PRODUCTS CREATED BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC).
CPC IS A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) ENTITY WITHIN THE NATIONAL
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION (NCEP).

THE HYDROLOGIC DATA ARE COMPILED FROM NUMEROUS SOURCES...INCLUDING
THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE)...THE TEXAS WATER
DEVELOPMENT BOARD (TWDB)...AND LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS.

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QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON OUR DROUGHT
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES...PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
3401 NORTHERN CROSS BLVD.
FORT WORTH, TX 76137

PHONE: (817) 429-2631
E-MAIL: SR-FWD.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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