Texas Drought Resources


Drought Emergency Planning Workshops
During 2012, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) hosted drought emergency planning workshops throughout the state. The workshops provided local government officials, board members, and their water system operators information and tools to prevent and mitigate water outages. You can view the video of the presentations on this site.
Office of the State Climatologist
The Office of the State Climatologist (OSC) serves as a clearinghouse for climate information for the state of Texas. The OSC issues regular climate updates and conducts research on climate monitoring and climate prediction in Texas and the southern United States.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service Agricultural Drought Task Force
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service offers practical, how-to education based on university research.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Drought Information
Provides information to help you make better decisions about water use, including surface and groundwater regulations, and emergency procedures.

Texas Forest Service
Texas Forest Service website includes Texas wildfire updates, along with wildfire prevention tools, resources, and tips on caring for trees during the drought.

Texas Water Development Board
Drought resources page that describes the Texas Water Development Board's role in monitoring the drought and providing assistance, along with monitoring current conditions in Texas.

Texas Weather Connection
This site is a collection of weather products derived from real-time weather data. Site includes the Keetch-Byram Drought Index and Texas Fire Danger map.