Southern Plains Drought Oulook Summary - July 17, 2014
Text dated monthly, on date above. Images and statistics update more frequently.
Current/Ongoing Drought Impacts
Oklahoma: OK wheat production is estimated at 51 million bushels, the lowest since 1957.
Texas: Statewide, Texas reservoirs remain 67% full, slightly more than 2013 levels.
New Mexico:3 of the 4 largest reservoirs in NM are at 11% or less of storage capacity. The largest, Elephant Butte, is at 9% of capacity.
Southern Plains Drought Outlook
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