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   Drought Resources

Drought can have a devastating impact on agriculture. Cities, energy providers and other businesses are also affected as they lose access to water.  Learn more about how drought impacts surface water, groundwater and you.

Understanding Drought
Texas Drought Monitor
Statewide Reservoir Levels
National Weather Service Precipitation Forecast
State Drought Preparedness Council Situation Report

Drought Response
Drought Resource Information Packet (DRIP)
Agricultural Drought Task Force
Hay Hotline: locate forage & hay supplies for sale

Watering Restrictions
List of Local Watering Restrictions
Map of Local Watering Restrictions



A goose feeds on the bed of a dried up creek near Lake Arlington. (Reuters)
Texas' agriculture industry has lost nearly $8 billion since drought conditions began in 2011.
Texas' herd size has decreased by 11 percent as ranchers sold their cattle due to loss of access to hay and forage.

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