Southern Plains Drought Outlook Summary - April 16, 2015
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Current/Ongoing Drought Impacts
Oklahoma: Reservoir conditions remain critical in core drought areas; Lake Altus-Lugert in southwest Oklahoma stands at less than 10% of capacity, and the main reservoir serving Wichita Falls TX is approximately 20% full.
Texas: Fortunately, Texas reservoirs have risen statewide to an average of 71% full, nearly a 10% increase from 3 months ago.
New Mexico: Conditions also remain challenging in New Mexico, where three of the four largest reservoirs stand at 20% or less of capacity, including Elephant Butte.
The Southern Plains Drought Outlook narrative is provided by the NWS Southern Region Headquarters (SRH) Regional Operations Center (ROC). The SRH ROC is one of the NOAA Weather Ready Nation Pilot Projects and a primary objective of the SRH ROC Pilot is to provide weather, water, and climate Decision Support Services to regional scale partners.
NWS Southern Region Headquarters
Regional Operations Center
819 Taylor St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (817) 978-1100 ext 147