Category Archives: outlook + water

Figure 1a: Tracks of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic in 2018 (source).

outlook + water: December 2018

SUMMARY: Drought is affecting less than 1 percent of the state. This year’s hurricane season affected Portugal more than Texas. The Pacific is warm enough for El Niño, but has…

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outlook + water: November 2018

SUMMARY: October was another rain-filled month for much of Texas. Drought is down to affecting only 1 percent of the state. Statewide reservoir storage is close to exceeding the highest…

outlook + water: October 2018

SUMMARY: September was the wettest September on record for Texas and the third wettest month on record. Drought is down to affecting 12 percent of the state. Statewide reservoir levels…

outlook + water: September 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Statewide drought conditions have improved considerably over the past month with the amount of the…

Figure 2: Drought conditions in Texas according to the U.S. Drought Monitor (as of August 14, 2018) [source].

outlook + water: August 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Drought conditions have worsened over the past month with 59 percent of the state now…

Figure 5. The North American Drought Monitor for June 30, 2018 (source).

outlook + water: July 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Drought conditions are slightly improved with the Gulf Coast out of drought and less severe…

Figure 3. Rainfall as a percent of normal for the past 90 days (as of June 13, 2018). Source.

outlook + water: June 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Drought conditions expanded to the eastern and southern parts of Texas La Niña is gone…

Figure 1. Rainfall as a percent of normal for the past 90 days (as of May 17, 2018). [source]

outlook + water: May 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Rainfall deficits continue to afflict most of the state. La Niña is expected to fade…

Figure 1. Rainfall as a percent of normal for the past 90 days (as of March 19, 2018).

outlook + water: March 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Science Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY Large areas in West Texas have received less than 10 percent of normal rainfall for…

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