Drought Information


On August 9th 2011, National Weather Service meteorologist Victor Murphy said that this year's drought has now surpassed one that ended in 1918 as the second-driest period in the state. The current drought is now second only to the "Drought of Record" that occurred in the 1950s. There are several institutions and state agencies that are providing continuously updated information about the ongoing drought. We've included links to several below.

Current U.S. Drought Monitor Map for Texas (updates released each Thursday)

Groundwater and Soil Moisture Conditions from GRACE Data Assimilation

Links to Drought Information Resources

NPR StateImpact Texas: Dried out, Confronting the Texas Drought
The Texas Water Resources Institute - Drought Resources
Texas AgriLife Extension Service Agricultural Drought Task Force
Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) - Drought Resources
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) - Drought Information
Texas State Climatologist
U.S. Drought Information Portal
National Drought Mitigation Center
Historical drought maps from Drought.gov