SUMMARY: Last year was the 17th warmest and the 62nd driest in Texas for our 125-year record. Almost half of the state—the southeastern half—remains at least abnormally dry. The next three months are projected to be warmer than normal with most of the state having an equal chance of drier-than-normal and wetter-than-normal conditions.
Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Robert Mace and Sharlene Leurig about a new study that is exploring the science behind Comanche Springs’ recent reawakening and the efforts that could help Fort Stockton reclaim its title as the Spring City of Texas.
SUMMARY: Rainfall continues to be less than normal for this time of year for much of the state. Drought coverage remains about the same at 37 percent from four weeks ago. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook through April 30, 2020, projects scattered drought-removal across the state but with scattered drought remaining.
In this issue’s Q&A, Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, interviews Wang Zihijian, Associate Professor of International Law (Water Rights), Hohai University School of Law and The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.
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.