Current Texas Drought Conditions

U.S. Drought Monitor

May 28, 2017

Abnormally Dry
Moderate Drought
Severe Drought
Extreme Drought
Exceptional Drought

The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary.

Brad Rippey
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Drought Related Maps

Interactive Map: Texas Cities at Risk of Running Out of Water
TCEQ - Map of Water Systems under Water Use Restrictions
Texas Drought Monitor
Global Drought Monitor
Palmer Drought Severity Index
Radar Precipitation Estimates
Drought Impact Reporter
Outdoor Burn Bans
How Much Rain do we need?
National Integrated Drought Information System

Drought Related Links / Photos

Drought in my Backyard
Water News of Texas
Texas A&M - Agricultural Drought Task Force
Texas Water Resources Institute's photostream
Texas Water Resources Institute txH2O page
Drought Survival Kit
Dry Season: The Texas Drought of 2011
Texas Parks and Wildlife Drought Parkshotos
TCEQ - List of Texas PWSs Limiting Water Use to Avoid Shortages

Weather Related Links

National Water information System: Mapper
Harris County Flood Warning System
WunderMap Interactive Radar Weather Stations

The links provided on this page are for information purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the view or opinions of this web site or anyone associated with this site or organization.

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March 20th is the first day of Spring, a time of the year when your focus turns to foliage and flowers. However, when you live in Texas, you also realize that it won’t be long before you are dealing with drought-like weather conditions and the brutal Texas heat. So, if you are dreading the idea of holding that garden hose over your thirsty tropical plants this summer, we have some drought-tolerant plant suggestions that will help you save time, water and money.

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