Water from Mexico – Water release to Rio Grande increase to 9,000 cubic feet per second.

Water releases from Amistad Dam, located on the Rio Grande at Del Rio, Texas-Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, are increasing this month, bringing high flow to the river and rapidly-declining lake levels approaching the record low. At Del Rio, the National Weather Service expects the Rio Grande to approach and remain near flood stage over the period of release.…

By Ericka  Her January 1, 2019 Off

Despite rain, South Texas crop losses could hit $100 million

Despite drenching rains April 28, drought-stricken row crops growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley may be in for another disastrous year, possibly doubling their $50 million drought losses of 2006, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts in Weslaco. “Reports of failed acres of cotton, grain sorghum and corn have not yet started…

By Ericka  Her November 11, 2018 Off

Atascocita FFA Chapter attends Annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Texas State Capitol

(Humble) – Atascocita FFA Chapter attended the fourth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT). The Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol was held February 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Atascocita FFA  was one of more than 50 chapters that comprised more…

By Ericka  Her October 30, 2018 Off

Water for farmers? – TCEQ Director approves LCRA’s emergency drought relief

TCEQ – In Nov. 2012, Lower Colorado River Authority requested emergency relief from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality related to its Water Management Plan due to persistent drought conditions in the Highland Lakes.  LCRA filed an Amended and Supplemental application for emergency relief with the TCEQ on Jan. 11, 2013 based on worsening drought conditions and with unanimous…

By Ericka  Her May 1, 2018 Off

Ghost for 1950s Drought Haunt Texas 2015

Lake Arrowhead was built in the 1960s to supply water to the city of Wichita Falls near the Texas-Oklahoma line. For the last several years, drought has depleted what was once a popular destination for recreation. As of this spring, the reservoir at Lake Arrowhead as about 20 percent full. Like many of the state’s…

By Ericka  Her April 18, 2018 Off

37 Percent of Texas now in Extreme to Exceptional Drought – up 30% in 3 months

The U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting that All drought categories expanded across parts of Texas, resulting in Exceptional Drought covering virtually all of the Texas panhandle. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports indicated that 78% of Texas and 72% of Oklahoma topsoil was short or very short of moisture. The good, bad, and dried out realities of…

By Ericka  Her February 11, 2018 Off