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.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series from the Texas Tribune exploring the challenges many borderlands residents have to overcome just to have access to drinking water. Tribune reporters spoke with residents of Las Pampas, a colonia near … 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 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
Conditions ‘Remain Dire,’ Outlook Says The drought that began in October 2010 has been the driest such period in over a century for much of West Texas, putting it on par with the drought of record in the 1950s. That’s according … Continue reading