Drought Information Statement
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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1135 PM CDT TUE JUN 3 2014

...SUMMER BEGINS WITH SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC DEFICITS...

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SYNOPSIS...

ALTHOUGH MAY RAINFALL EASED DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN SOME AREAS...MUCH
OF THE IMPROVEMENT WAS LIMITED TO AGRICULTURE. SEVERE (D2) AND
EXTREME DROUGHT (D3) REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH AND
CENTRAL TEXAS...EVIDENCE OF THE LONG TERM HYDROLOGIC DROUGHT.
DESPITE THE RAINFALL...MANY RESERVOIRS ENDED THE MONTH WITH LESS
WATER.

EVAPORATION AND WATER USAGE PEAK DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. WITH
OUTLOOKS FOR THE SUMMER FAVORING BOTH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...LAKE LEVELS ARE LIKELY TO FALL FURTHER
THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. AS A RESULT...THE DROUGHT IS EXPECTED TO
PERSIST OR WORSEN THIS SUMMER.

A TRANSITION TO EL NINO CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS
SUMMER...BUT ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL THE
UPCOMING COLD SEASON.

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SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS

SPRING RAINFALL CAME TOO LATE FOR WINTER GRAINS...THE HARVESTING OF
WHICH IS COMING TO A CLOSE. NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF WHEAT AND ONE THIRD
OF OATS ARE IN POOR OR VERY POOR CONDITION.

ALTHOUGH UNEVEN...THE RAINFALL WAS BENEFICIAL FOR WARM SEASON
CROPS...THE VAST MAJORITY OF WHICH ARE IN AT LEAST FAIR CONDITION.
AROUND ONE HALF OF MANY WARM SEASON CROPS ARE IN GOOD OR EXCELLENT
CONDITION...INCLUDING CORN...SORGHUM...RICE...AND PEANUTS. SOYBEANS
ARE NOT RATED AS WELL OVERALL...BUT ACROSS CENTRAL TEXAS...WHERE MAY
RAINFALL WAS ABUNDANT...EMERGING SOYBEANS ARE GENERALLY IN GOOD
CONDITION.

MULTIPLE RAIN EVENTS HAVE PROVIDED AMPLE SOIL MOISTURE ACROSS MUCH
OF CENTRAL AND EAST TEXAS...AND FORAGE IS ADEQUATE AS A RESULT. BUT
FOR AREAS THAT ARE BOTH WEST OF I-35 AND NORTH OF I-20...WARM SEASON
GRASSES ARE STRUGGLING.

FIRE DANGER

WITH THE ONSET OF SUMMER...WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE UNLIKELY TO BE
CONDUCIVE FOR THE INITIATION AND SPREAD OF WILDFIRES. DESPITE THE
HEAT THAT PERSISTS MUCH OF THE SUMMER...SEASONALLY ELEVATED HUMIDITY
AND REDUCED WIND SPEEDS TYPICALLY TEMPER FIRE WEATHER ISSUES.
HOWEVER...WHERE RANGELAND AND PASTURES ARE ALREADY STRESSED...THERE
MAY CONTINUE TO BE CONCERNS THIS SUMMER. SOME VEGETATION HAS NOT
SURVIVED THE MULTI-YEAR DROUGHT...AND THOSE DESSICATED ANNUAL
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. THE
NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION ESTIMATES THAT 4200 OUTDOOR
FIRES AND ANOTHER 1500 STRUCTURE FIRES RESULT FROM CHARCOAL
GRILLS...CAUSING 30 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROPERTY DAMAGE ANNUALLY.
AVOID OPEN FLAMES NEAR DRY VEGETATION...AND ASSURE ALL COALS AND
EMBERS ARE FULLY EXTINGUISHED.

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CLIMATE SUMMARY...

AFTER ONE OF THE DRIEST EVER STARTS TO A YEAR...MULTIPLE HEAVY RAIN
EVENTS OCCURRED DURING MAY. MANY LOCATIONS SOUTH OF THE I-20
CORRIDOR RECEIVED MORE THAN 7 INCHES OF RAIN DURING THE MONTH...
EXCEEDING NORMAL MAY RAINFALL VALUES BY 2 INCHES OR MORE.

BUT FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH...SHERMAN/DENISON...AND AREAS TO THE
WEST...MAY WAS YET ANOTHER MONTH OF INADEQUATE RAINFALL. A HANDFUL
OF LOCATIONS WEST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR TALLIED LESS THAN 2 INCHES
DURING MAY...WHEN NORMAL VALUES ARE 4 TO 5 INCHES.

THROUGHOUT THE REGION...YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION TOTALS ARE STILL
BELOW NORMAL...EVEN WHERE MAY RAINFALL WAS PLENTIFUL. DEFICITS OVER
THE LAST 44 MONTHS (3 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS) EXCEED 40 INCHES IN MANY
AREAS.


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


                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
AIRPORT SITES                 MAY             OCT 2010 - MAY 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

DFW AIRPORT             3.40    -1.50          -35.57        73
WACO                    7.75    +3.45          -16.62        87

DALLAS LOVE FIELD       3.99    -0.93          -32.61        77
FORT WORTH MEACHAM      2.37    -1.89          -38.40        71
DALLAS EXECUTIVE        4.95    +0.24          -42.81        71
FORT WORTH ALLIANCE     2.39    -2.73          -39.62        71
ARLINGTON               3.00    -1.52          -38.38        73

DENTON                  2.33    -2.83          -45.65        68
MCKINNEY                3.00    -2.34          -46.77        69
TERRELL                 2.76    -2.12          -42.11        72
CORSICANA               5.14    +0.63          -29.72        80
MINERAL WELLS           1.70    -2.25          -36.02        69

                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
COOPERATIVE SITES             MAY             OCT 2010 - MAY 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

ALVARADO                7.47    +3.07          -35.72        74
ALVORD                  1.94    -3.11          -41.44        69
AQUILLA                 7.73    +2.73          -21.09        84
ATHENS                  3.37    -1.40          -29.22        82
BARDWELL                7.18    +2.73          -28.14        80
BENBROOK                3.97    -0.72          -37.11        72

BONITA                  1.95    -3.28          -37.05        73
BRECKENRIDGE            1.24    -2.77          -30.91        72
BRIDGEPORT              1.91    -3.32          -39.42        69
BURLESON                6.56    +2.03          -39.00        71
CENTERVILLE             6.75    +2.14          -28.50        82
CLEBURNE                7.25    +2.40          -42.82        69

COMANCHE                6.05    +2.00          -18.43        84
COOPER                  5.29    +0.18          -28.93        83
CORSICANA               7.04    +2.34          -13.61        91
CRANFILLS GAP           5.20    +0.89          -35.66        71
CRAWFORD                7.21    +3.01          -31.87        75
CRESSON                 4.88    +0.31          -31.21        76

                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
COOPERATIVE SITES             MAY             OCT 2010 - MAY 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

DECATUR                 1.85    -3.66          -43.24        70
DENTON                  4.25    -0.86          -40.10        72
FERRIS                  4.99    +0.46          -41.42        72
FORT WORTH NWS          2.71    -1.78          -45.65        67
FRISCO                  3.48    -2.13          -41.63        73
GAINESVILLE             1.80    -3.54          -36.49        77

GOLDTHWAITE             8.76    +4.89          -27.57        75
GRAHAM                  1.21    -3.07          -35.62        69
GRAPEVINE               2.75    -2.15          -33.39        76
GREENVILLE              7.35    +1.83          -39.94        76
HILLSBORO               6.50    +2.13          -36.90        74
ITASCA                  8.65    +3.95          -41.10        73

JACKSBORO               2.06    -2.74          -33.99        72
JOE POOL LAKE           5.82    +1.22          -43.03        71
JUSTIN                  3.10    -1.78          -38.01        74
LAKE BRIDGEPORT         1.35    -3.77          -35.98        73
LAKE TAWAKONI           3.56    -1.61          -42.10        74
LAVON DAM               4.40    -0.77          -39.84        74

                         PRECIPITATION           PRECIPITATION
COOPERATIVE SITES             MAY             OCT 2010 - MAY 2014
                        2014  DEPARTURE       DEPARTURE   PERCENT

MARLIN                  7.71    +2.95          -24.88        83
MIDLOTHIAN              7.62    +3.23          -45.51        70
MUENSTER                1.45    -3.43          -31.56        77
NAVARRO MILLS           6.71    +1.97          -20.84        86
PARIS                   5.96    +0.40          -43.16        75
PROCTOR DAM             4.60    +0.24          -28.36        76

RAINBOW                 4.51    +0.23          -21.61        82
ROANOKE                 3.00    -2.47          -45.94        69
ROSSER                  5.47    +0.93          -30.98        79
SHERMAN                 3.52    -1.80          -41.86        74
STEPHENVILLE            4.65    +0.26          -19.06        83
STILLHOUSE HOLLOW       7.59    +3.08          -33.99        75

TERRELL                 6.58    +1.25          -40.04        75
THORNTON                6.29    +1.72          -17.35        88
WACO DAM                7.71    +3.13          -21.79        84
WEATHERFORD             1.37    -3.22          -38.15        71
WHITNEY DAM             7.28    +3.12          -26.22        80
WILLS POINT             3.27    -1.46          -32.66        80

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PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

AMONG THE WETTER MONTHS OF THE YEAR CLIMATOLOGICALLY...JUNE IS OFTEN
A CONTINUATION OF THE SPRING RAINY SEASON. BUT OCCASIONALLY...SUMMER
ARRIVES EARLY...AND JUNE PRECIPITATION TOTALS ARE LACKLUSTER.
UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN LONE STAR STATE...AN
UNSEASONABLY STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE HAS TAKEN HOLD WEEKS
EARLIER THAN USUAL. OUTLOOKS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH FAVOR
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE PROSPECTS FOR DROUGHT RELIEF ARE NO BETTER DURING THE TYPICALLY
DRY MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST...DURING WHICH BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL
IS PROJECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN HALF OF THE STATE. AS A
RESULT...DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS ARE
EXPECTED TO PERSIST OR WORSEN THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST...ACCORDING
TO THE U.S. SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK.

WITH DROUGHT CONDITIONS LIKELY TO CONTINUE AND A 10-YEAR TREND OF
WARMER SUMMER TEMPERATURES...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE FAVORED
FOR THE LONE STAR STATE THROUGHOUT THE WARM SEASON. 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.

SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC CONTINUE TO WARM
AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE THRESHOLD FOR EL NINO CONDITIONS
DURING THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER. THIS WARM PHASE WILL LIKELY
REMAIN IN PLACE INTO 2015. WHILE EL NINO CONDITIONS CAN ENHANCE
PRECIPITATION CHANCES DURING THE COLD SEASON...THESE IMPACTS ARE NOT
ANTICIPATED TO MANIFEST THEMSELVES UNTIL THE UPCOMING 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.
ALTHOUGH STATEWIDE RESERVOIR CAPACITY HAS RECOVERED FROM A MINIMUM
LAST FALL...STORAGE REMAINS LESS THAN 2/3 OF CONSERVATION (DESPITE A
GAIN OF OVER 200 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER DURING THE MONTH OF MAY).

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.

FOR EXAMPLE...THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT (NTMWD) HAS
REPORTED THAT THE LEVELS AT LAKE LAVON AND JIM CHAPMAN LAKE ARE
ALMOST TOO LOW FOR WATER TO BE PUMPED OUT. THESE RESERVOIRS ACCOUNT
FOR 45 PERCENT OF THE NTMWD WATER SUPPLY...WHICH IN TOTAL SERVES 1.6
MILLION CUSTOMERS EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE CITY OF DALLAS.

LAKE RAY HUBBARD...A WATER SUPPLY RESERVOIR FOR DALLAS...REACHED AN
ALL-TIME RECORD LOW IN EARLY MAY...BUT FLOODING RAINS IN ITS
WATERSHED RAISED THE LAKE LEVEL MORE THAN A FOOT. THE LAKE LEVEL HAS
ALREADY FALLEN 6 INCHES FROM ITS PEAK IN MID MAY.

THE LEVEL AT LAKE GRANBURY ALSO HIT AN ALL-TIME LOW ON MAY 12 BEFORE
RAINFALL RAISED THE LEVEL BY A FEW INCHES. THAT RECORD WAS ECLIPSED
AGAIN ON MAY 24...BUT MORE HEAVY RAIN LATE IN THE MONTH ADDED SOME
WATER TO RESERVOIR. HOWEVER...THE LAKE LEVEL IS FALLING AGAIN...AND
IS CURRENTLY WITHIN 4 INCHES OF THE RECORD SET IN LATE MAY.

LAKE NOCONA RECEIVED LITTLE RUNOFF DURING THE MAY RAIN EVENTS AND
HAS CONTINUED ITS PRECIPITOUS FALL. THE CURRENT LEVEL OF 814.72 IS
THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOW FOR THE LAKE...WHICH WAS IMPOUNDED IN 1960.

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE CONTINUES TO FALL AS WELL...RECENTLY ECLIPSING A
LOW WATER MARK SET IN 1987 (985.11). THE CURRENT LEVEL (AROUND
984.5) IS THE LOWEST WATER LEVEL SINCE 1971. THE RECORD LOW FOR THE
LAKE...WHICH WAS IMPOUNDED IN 1941...IS 967 IN FEBRUARY 1953.


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

LAKE GRANBURY      681.74 / MAY 24    685.28 / AUG 1978      1969
LAKE NOCONA        814.72 / JUN 3*    816.95 / OCT 2000      1960
LAKE RAY HUBBARD   427.42 / MAY 7     429.72 / OCT 2000      1969

                   * CURRENT LEVEL


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


                               CURRENT DATA
                               JUNE 3, 2014
                             DEPARTURE    PCT

LOWER RED RIVER BASIN
  LAKE NOCONA                  -12.8       36
  LAKE TEXOMA                   -8.2       79
  LAKE BONHAM                   -2.5       77
  PAT MAYSE LAKE                -3.4       84

SULPHUR RIVER BASIN
  JIM CHAPMAN (COOPER) LAKE     -7.3       56
  LAKE SULPHUR SPRINGS          +0.3      104

UPPER SABINE RIVER BASIN
  LAKE TAWAKONI                 -8.2       69
  LAKE FORK                     -3.1       87

NECHES RIVER BASIN
  LAKE ATHENS                    0.0      100
  LAKE PALESTINE                +0.2      101

                               CURRENT DATA
                               JUNE 3, 2014
                             DEPARTURE    PCT

UPPER TRINITY RIVER BASIN
  LAKE AMON CARTER              -9.5       43
  LAKE BRIDGEPORT              -22.3       41
  EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE           -7.8       66
  LAKE WORTH                    -3.4       67
  LAKE WEATHERFORD              -7.1       61
  LAKE BENBROOK                 -4.8       81
  LAKE ARLINGTON                -0.4       98
  LAKE RAY ROBERTS              -8.6       72
  LAKE LEWISVILLE               -7.8       66
  LAKE GRAPEVINE               -10.7       62
  LAKE LAVON                   -11.4       51
  LAKE RAY HUBBARD              -7.2       69
  JOE POOL LAKE                 -0.4       98
  MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE *         +0.6      107
  LAKE WAXAHACHIE               -0.6       96
  BARDWELL LAKE                 -0.9       94
  NEW TERRELL CITY LAKE         -1.0       90
  CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR         -3.3       84
  NAVARRO MILLS LAKE            +0.1      101
  LAKE HALBERT                  -2.2       80
  RICHLAND CHAMBERS RESERVOIR   -7.2       74

                               CURRENT DATA
                               JUNE 3, 2014
                             DEPARTURE    PCT

UPPER BRAZOS RIVER BASIN
  LAKE CISCO                   -14.8       53
  HUBBARD CREEK RESERVOIR      -25.8       20
  LAKE GRAHAM                  -13.7       45
  POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE          -15.5       61
  LAKE PALO PINTO              -13.3       23
  LAKE MINERAL WELLS            -6.8       56
  LAKE GRANBURY                -10.9       51

LOWER BRAZOS RIVER BASIN
  LAKE LEON                     -4.6       75
  PROCTOR LAKE                  -9.4       42
  SQUAW CREEK RESERVOIR *       -0.1      100
  LAKE PAT CLEBURNE             -7.0       61
  LAKE WHITNEY                 -11.7       61
  AQUILLA LAKE                  -2.3       85
  WACO LAKE                     -1.3       94
  BELTON LAKE                   -9.1       77
  STILLHOUSE HOLLOW LAKE        -9.2       77
  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.


ALTHOUGH MANY MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLIES RECOVERED A BIT DURING THE
MONTH OF MAY...MOST ARE LOWER THAN AT THE BEGINNING OF LAST SUMMER.


MUNICIPAL WATER STORAGE - PERCENT OF CONSERVATION

                 CURRENT DATA     ONE MONTH AGO     ONE YEAR AGO
                 JUNE 3, 2014      MAY 3, 2014      JUNE 3, 2013

  DALLAS             69.8              68.0             80.2
  FORT WORTH         71.5              69.3             75.8
  WACO               93.4              88.0             82.5
  TEMPLE/KILLEEN     76.6              73.8             82.8


EVEN THOUGH THE TEXOMA WATER SUPPLY IS EXPECTED TO BE FULLY RESTORED
DURING JUNE...STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES WILL CONTINUE
WITHIN THE NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT (NTMWD). 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.

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. THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MINERAL
WELLS...WHERE THE LOCAL WATER SUPPLY COULD RUN OUT SOMETIME NEXT
YEAR. THE CITY OF 17,000 IS LOOKING TO ACQUIRE UNUSED WATER RIGHTS
FROM THE BRAZOS RIVER. THERE ARE ALSO PLANS TO BUILD A NEW RESERVOIR
ALTHOUGH IT WOULD NOT BE COMPLETED UNTIL 2020.

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NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

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

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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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