Southern Plains Drought Outlook Summary - January 15, 2015
Text dated monthly, on date above. Images and statistics update more frequently.
Click below for detailed state drought information:
Current/Ongoing Drought Impacts
Oklahoma: Critical reservoirs in southwest OK such as Altus Lake and Tom Steed Reservoir are below 20% of capacity. (source US Army COE)
New Mexico: 3 of the 4 largest reservoirs in NM are at 14% or less of storage capacity. The largest, Elephant Butte, is at 14% of capacity. (source: NOAA CLIMAS RISA)
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