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Droughts

A drought is a period of abnormally dry weather that persists long enough to produce a serious hydrologic imbalance. Droughts have wide-ranging adverse economic, environmental, and social impacts as rivers, reservoirs, groundwater levels, and soil moisture all drop.

Texas Drought 2014 resources collected by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and organized by department:

  1. Animal Science

  2. Ag Engineering

  3. Ecosystem Science and Management (Range & Forestry)

  4. Horticulture

  5. Home Water Conservation

  6. Soil & Crop Sciences

  7. Veterinary Medicine

  8. Agricultural Economics


Additional Resources by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service:

  1. Texas A&M AgriLife Water Education Network for Texas Drought 2014
    Texas A&M Water Education Network

    water.tamu.edu

  2. Agricultural Drought Task Force
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  3. Additional Texas EDEN Drought Resources (IRT)
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  4. Managing for Drought on Texas Rangelands
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  5. Water Efficient Practices for Saving your Landscapes
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  6. Financial Security: Managing your Money in Tough Times
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, eExtension

  7. Home Water Conservation
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Drought Information from other Reputable Sources:

  1. Drought and Drought Assistance
    USDA

  2. US Drought Monitor
    National Drought Mitigation Center
    University of Nebraska

  3. National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
    drought.gov
    NOAA

  4. Defending Against Drought
    National Resources Conservation Service
    USDA

  5. Disaster Resource Information Packet
    Texas Department of Agriculture

  6. Drought and Public Water Systems
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

  7. Drought and Weather
    National Agricultural Library
    USDA

  8. Drought Information Center
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  9. Drought Resource Guide
    National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

  10. Low Water Use Plants
    Arizona Cooperative Extension

  11. Irrigation
    National Resources Conservation Service
    USDA

  12. National Drought Mitigation Center
    University of Nebraska

  13. National Water & Climate Center
    National Resources Conservation Service
    USDA

  14. National Weather Service: Climate Prediction Center
    NOAA

  15. National Weather Service: Precipitation Analysis
    NOAA

  16. Soil Moisture Monitoring
    NOAA

  17. Soil Quality
    National Resources Conservation Service
    USDA

  18. Surf Your Watershed
    US Environmental Protection Agency

  19. Texas Climatic Bulletin
    Office of the State Climatologist

  20. Texas Fire Dangers & Advisories
    Texas Forest Service Fire

  21. The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting
    Texas Water Development Board

  22. Texas Water Conditions Report
    Texas Water Development Board

  23. Texas SmartScape®

  24. Variety Testing Information: Dealing with Drought
    Texas A&M University

  25. What is a Drought?
    National Weather Service

  26. Water Conservation Brochures
    Texas Water Development Board

  27. Real-Time Water Data for Texas
    USGS

  28. Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin
    USDA

  29. Building Soils for Better Crops
    Magdoff, Fred, and Harold van Es. 2000. Second Edition. SAN. Beltsville, MD.

  30. Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health
    Pellant, Mike, Patrick Shaver, David A. Pyke, and Jeffrey E. Herrick. 2000. Version 3. 1734-6. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Science and Technology Center, Information and Communications Group. Denver, CO. 111 p.