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The district monitors the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) by the Texas Climatic Divisions PDSI monthly. If the index shows severe drought conditions, the District sends press releases to local news outlets in order to encourage the general public to save water.

Below are past submitted articles.

Conserving Water During Drought
PBUWCD article 2011

West Texas Still Facing Severe Drought
PBUWCD article 2012

Thank God for Rain, but Extreme Drought Conditions Still in Effect
PBUWCD article 2013

Severe Drought Conditions
PBUWCD article 2014

Severe Drought Returns to West Texas
PBUWCD article 2018

Hot/Dry Summer Brings on Severe Drought
PBUWCD article 2020