The 2012 State Water Plan
is the ninth State Water Plan and the third plan based on the regional water planning process.
The National Weather Service publishes monthly and seasonal drought outlooks.
offers an in-depth look at drought conditions by ZIP Codes.
The state is divided into regions for water planning purposes. Region K
includes the lower Colorado River basin.
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.
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.
The Texas Water Development Board
(TWDB) provides leadership, planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas.
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.
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.
The National Integrated Drought Information System provides national drought information through the U.S. Drought Portal
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.