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Southern Plains Drought Assessment & Outlook Forum, April 2012

Event Date & Time

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 6:00am
Lubbock, Texas





  • Regional climate services in response to the Southern Plains drought, 2010-2012 – Mark Shafer, Oklahoma Climate Survey, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) University of Oklahoma
  • Current Status and Evolution of the Southern Plains/Southern Rockies 2010-2012 Drought – Victor Murphy, Climate Services Program Manager, National Weather Service
  • Long-Term Trends in Southern Plains Drought – David DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, New Mexico State University
  • Long-Lead Climate Outlook and the Role of La Niña in Southern Plains Drought – Klaus Wolter, Research Scientist University of Colorado
  • Management Panel: Drought Impacts in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico
    • Mr. Steve Verett, Executive Vice President, Plains Cotton Growers Inc, Lubbock, TX
    • Ms. Heather Whitlaw, Coordinator, Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Texas Tech University
    • Dr. John Burke, Director, USDA, ARS Cropping Systems Research Lab, Lubbock, TX
    • Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomist, Texas Agrilife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, TX
    • Mr. Jay Yates, Risk Management, Texas Agrilife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, TX
    • Ms. Steelee Fishbacher, Communication Director, Texas Wheat Producers Board and Association, Amarillo, TX
    • Mr. Aubrey Spear, Director, Water Resources, City of Lubbock
  • A Drought Planning Scenario Exercise: Lessons from Colorado – Taryn Hutchins-Cabibi, Colorado Water Conservation Board Department of Natural Resources
  • The Next Steps: Assessment, Bilateral Coordination, and Sustaining Partnerships – Chad McNutt, National Integrated Drought Information System, NOAA/OAR; David Brown, Southern Regional Climate Services Director, NOAA/NCDC; Mark Shafer, Oklahoma Climate Survey, University of Oklahoma

DEWS Regions

Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System