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