Current Texas Drought Conditions

U.S. Drought Monitor

March 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

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Texas Friendly and Drought-Tolerant Landscaping
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 5:16pm

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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DID YOU KNOW… it all comes out in the Wash
Posted: Feb 17, 2017 1:12pm

Did you know that approximately 25% of a household’s residential water consumption is happening in your laundry room and it’s disappearing at the same rate as your missing socks. Washing laundry is very water intensive, especially if you own a conventional top loading washing machine. Top loaders can use between 39 and 43 gallons of water per load for the wash and rinse cycle combined! Using both water-saving practices as well as a high efficiency washing machine can reduce water use by half!

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Extra Trash Cans?
Posted: Feb 10, 2017 5:34pm

Beginning January 4th, 2017, Texas Pride became the new solid waste provider for the District. If you are a resident that still has a trash can from our previous provider (Waste Management), please call the number below and they will schedule a time to come back out and get that trash can out of your way!

Waste Management Residential Customer Service