Southern Plains still grappling with persistent drought
Unlike California, a wet June over the nation’s heartland helped to slowly erode portion of drought on the southern and central Plains, but it wasn’t enough to bring the region out of drought. FULL STORY »
Will El Niño be enough to break California’s drought?
The upcoming El Niño is fizzling, turning into an “El Wimpo” that won’t be likely strong enough to end drought in California. FULL STORY »
More of California experiencing most severe drought conditions
As California enters summer with a below-normal mountain snowpack to feed its streams and reservoirs, the portion of the parched state experiencing exceptionally severe drought conditions is growing, experts said. FULL STORY »
Widespread rains fuel drought relief in the heartland, but...
...it wasn't enough to quench the drought lingering in the southern Plains. FULL STORY »
El Niño forecast weaker than earlier predicted
Though nearly 70 percent of Texas remains in drought, crops in many areas are doing well thanks to rains over the last month, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel and the U.S. Drought Monitor. FULL STORY »
Rain helps but southern Plains still stuck in drought
Last week’s deluge brought welcomed rain to much of the nation’s dry midsection, but even the much-needed moisture wasn’t enough to break the drought. FULL STORY »
‘All eyes on El Niño’ as drought swells again
Half of the United States can’t shake the oppressive drought bring water woes and Dust Bowl concerns, especially across the western half of the country. FULL STORY »