SUMMARY: Drought conditions remain in much of the interior of the state with drought conditions developing in north-east Texas. Much of Texas can expect warmer-than-normal and drier-than-normal conditions over the next three months. Statewide reservoir storage is near median levels.
In this issue’s Q&A, Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, interviews Steve Snyder, Executive Director of the National Judicial College’s Dividing the Waters program. Snyder became Executive Director shortly after he retired as the court appointed special master for the Pecos, Lower Rio Grande, San Juan and Animas general stream adjudications pending in the district courts of the State of New Mexico.
Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Dresden Farrand, Chief Executive Officer of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). Prior to joining the AWRA team, Farrand was the vice president of membership and chapter development for the Independent Electrical Contractors
Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Executive Director of the Texas Water Foundation. Schlessinger previously worked in groundwater policy and regulation, and has experience with international non-profits with interest in water policy.
SUMMARY: After a record warm September, October came in cooler than normal. Drought coverage decreased from 52 percent to 32 percent. The El Niño Southern Oscillation is expected to remain in neutral conditions through the spring.