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Drought Resources

2012 State Water Plan

The 2012 State Water Plan is the ninth State Water Plan and the third plan based on the regional water planning process.

Climate Prediction Center

The National Weather Service publishes monthly and seasonal drought outlooks.

Interactive Drought Monitor Map

This map offers an in-depth look at drought conditions by ZIP Codes.

Lower Colorado Regional Water Planning Group (Region K)

The state is divided into regions for water planning purposes. Region K includes the lower Colorado River basin.

National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service publishes a monthly drought report and provides up-to-date weather forecasts and radar.

Office of the State Climatologist

The Office of the State Climatologist provides information and expertise in the field of climatology.

State Drought Preparedness Council

The State Drought Preparedness Council is charged with preparing and implementing a comprehensive state drought preparedness plan. The council, which includes representatives of several state agencies, provides monthly reports detailing drought conditions throughout the state.

Texas Department of Agriculture

The Texas Department of Agriculture has developed a new resource to inform Texans about the drought.

Texas Water Development Board

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) provides leadership, planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas.

Texas Water Resources Institute

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and Texas A&M work together to foster and communicate research and educational outreach programs focused on water and natural resources science and management issues in Texas.

U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced in partnership with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

U.S. Drought Portal

The National Integrated Drought Information System provides national drought information through the U.S. Drought Portal.

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a science organization that provides information on the health of ecosystems and environment, natural hazards, natural resources, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems.