Topic: Drought

New Forecast Should Improve Texas Summer Drought Prediction

May 21, 2015
Texas summer rain forecast 2015

A new forecast created by UT Austin and the Texas Water Development Board should better predict summer droughts in Texas. The forecast shows a rainy summer across the state.

 

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CO2 Increase Can Intensify Future Droughts in Tropics

March 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  A new study suggests that increases in atmospheric CO2 could intensify extreme droughts in tropical and subtropical regions such as Australia, the southwest and central United States, and southern Amazonia at much a faster rate than previously anticipated, explains University of Texas at Austin professor Rong Fu in a commentary in the March 13 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Drought and Flood Prediction Gets Boost from New Texas Network and NASA Satellite

Feb. 2, 2015

A new network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state's finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods.

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What Every Texan Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Aug. 1, 2014
What Every Texan Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Direct potable reuse projects, or putting treated municipal wastewater directly back into the same city's drinking water supply, are creating headlines all over the Southwest and especially in Texas where the City of Big Spring is already doing it, and Wichita Falls just started.

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Natural Gas Use in Power Generation Saves Water and Reduces Drought Vulnerability

Dec. 19, 2013

Water SavingsA new study finds that in Texas, the U.S. state that annually generates the most electricity, using natural gas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable to drought.

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