Tag Archives: Drought
One Panhandle ranch manager is liquidating 90 percent of his cattle, because there’s not enough grass to support them.
By Caroline Halter Less than one percent of Texas is currently experiencing drought conditions. That’s down from 10 percent at the beginning of August. But, La Niña could change that.
Farmers and ranchers who have been battling the drought for years have found themselves sitting on an increasingly valuable resource – their own underground water. Now, a case over water rights that will resonate across the southwest is before the … Continue reading
State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon spoke to a room full of ranchers from across the southwest on Thursday, with this message: careful how you use that water. Ranchers were gathered in Alpine for an annual meeting of the Society for … Continue reading
There’s a proposal on the table in Texas to pipe water from the borderlands region of Val Verde County – home to Del Rio – to 13 rural counties in the Permian Basin. Despite the recent rains we’ve seen, the … Continue reading
There’s a good chance of an El Niño weather pattern forming by the end of the year. That could be good for easing or even ending the Texas drought. But it’s not a sure thing. For meteorologists to know El Niño … Continue reading
Over the past week, heavy rains have caused flooding in the Permian Basin that’s stranded many and left one man dead. Still, for drought-stricken Lake J.B .Thomas, there was some good news. Large amounts of rain fell in its watershed, … Continue reading
The latest drought monitor from the USDA shows about 60% of Texas still suffering from a lack of rain and strained water resources. Lately there’s been some concern brewing in West Texas about towns, cities or landowners selling their water … Continue reading
With reports of drilling activity approaching the Big Bend region, some residents of Marfa are concerned about the city’s practice of selling its water supply in bulk, sometimes to drilling companies. On Thursday, protesters parked and left their cars in … Continue reading