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Texas Drought Monitoring Tools

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Every possible useful measure of Texas drought status is contained within these links.  If you disagree, contact us and we'll make the list longer!

Clearinghouses

Texas Water Development Board

| Main drought info page | Aquifers | River Basins |

National Integrated Drought Information System

| Texas Drought Monitor info | Drought forecasts |

U.S. Drought Monitor

| Current national map | Current Texas map | Explanation of D-levels

Rainfall

National Networks

| Stage 4 precipitation analysis | HPRCC ACIS gauges | CoCoRaHS gauges |

Local Networks

| Southeast Texas lightning | Harris County rain gauges | LCRA network | PivoTrac rain gauges |

Drought Indices

Conventional Drought Indices

| Experimental drought blends | Standardized Precipitation Index

High-Resolution Drought Indices

| OSC Drought products | TAMU/TFS Keetch-Byram DI |

Hydrology

Soil Moisture Maps

| NOAH | MOSAIC | NLDAS Drought Monitor |

Streamflow

| USGS Streamflow |

Reservoir Storage

| Statewide Reservoirs | Texas Tribune reservoir level app |

Groundwater

| Graphs of well levels |

Vegetation

Satellite-Based Vegetation Indices

| Vegetation Health browser | Vegetation Drought Response Index |

Crops and Forage

| Texas Crop and Weather report | Crop Moisture Index |

Impacts

| Map of Public Supplies with Usage Restrictions | Outdoor Burn Bans |

Climate Prediction Center

| Seasonal Drought Outlook | Seasonal Forecasts | El Niño Monitoring |

Other Information

| Texas State Climatologist | Drought Technology Steering Committee |