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Beta Continues Moving Toward the Texas Coast; Teddy Brings Rip Currents & Swells to the East Coast

Beta continues to track slowly towards the western Gulf coast. Storm surge, tropical storm force winds, and a long duration heavy rainfall event with associated flooding are expected over parts of Texas and Louisiana. Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy will remain over the Atlantic but still bring swells, rough surf, rip currents and coastal flooding to portions of the East Coast and Puerto Rico. Read More >

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What is Drought?
Current Conditions
Burn Bans
Is Drought Affecting You?
Drought Monitoring
Water Conservation Information
Past Drought


Current Conditions
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Local Drought Information Statement
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Drought Information from the Arkansas-Red River Basin Forecast Center
Soil Moisture from the Arkansas-Red River Basin Forecast Center
Soil Moisture from the Climate Prediction Center
Current Year-to-Date Observed High/Low Temperatures and Precipitation Graphs - current year-to-date precipitation accumulation traces and daily high/low temperatures are shown graphically compared to normal. Available for Tulsa, Jenks/Riverside, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, McAlester, Muskogee, and Bartlesville.
Arkansas-Red River Forecast Center Precipitation Climatology - annual precipitation accumulation traces since 2006 and the 1971-2000 Normal. Click on each chart for a close-up view.

Burn Bans:          Oklahoma                            Arkansas

Is drought affecting you?  If so, report it to the Drought Impact Reporter.  You can also view drought reports by state from this link. 
Pie Chart of Conservation Pools (USACE Tulsa District)
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Verdigris River Basin
grand-neosho river pie chart
Grand-Neosho River Basin
 for White River Basin,click here
lower arkansas river pie chart
Lower Arkansas River Basin
lower red river pie chart
Lower Red River Basin
Oklahoma Water Resources Board Map Viewer - Lake Levels and Storage:
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 OWRB reservoir level map
Local River Stage                    and Flow Data:

Drought Monitoring

Visit the U.S. Drought Portal for the most comprehensive drought information.

The following parameters are a select few from the U.S. Drought Portal:
Palmer Drought Severity Index-Long Term Meteorological Conditions
Palmer Z Index-Short-term Drought
Oklahoma Climatological Survey-Drought Monitoring Tools


Water Conservation Information


Oklahoma Water Resources Center - Water Conservation
Think Water - Outdoor & Indoor Water Conservation and Landscaping


Drought Outlook
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
rain needed to end drought
Precipitation Needed to End Drought
Climate Prediction Center-Seasonal Outlook Discussion
Climate Prediction Center-El Niño/Southern Oscillation Discussion
Climate Prediction Center-1- and 3-Month Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks
Current month precipitation outlook
Current Month Precipitation Outlook
3 month temperature outlook
3-Month Temperature Outlook
3 month precipitation outlook
3-Month Precipitation Outlook


Past Drought

2012 Drought and Heat Wave - last updated January 2013
Record Warm Spring and May 2012 and very dry May - last updated June 1, 2012
October 2010 through October 2011 Drought and Record 2011 Summer Heat - last updated February 8, 2012
Warm Summer 2010 and Dry August 2010 - last updated September 2, 2010
Winter '05-'06 Driest on Record For Tulsa Oklahoma - last updated March 2006
Winter '05-'06 was 9th Driest on Record For Fort Smith Arkansas - last updated March 2006