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Annual Site Reports

Fact Sheets & Handouts

PDF handouts and fact sheets from the TAWC and OgallalaWater

TAWC Fact Sheets

TAWC General Overview Handout

Improving Pasture with Alfalfa on the Texas High Plains

TAWC Site 50 VRI Summary

TAWC Solutions Online Tools

TAWC Project Overview - Phase II

Benefits of No-Till Soil Conservation

Economic Advantages of Soil Moisture Probes on the Texas Southern High Plains

Heat Unit Calculator Instructions

On-Farm Comparison: LEPA vs. LESA

When Water Determines Your Success: Observed cotton, grain sorghum and grain corn fields in the Texas High Plains 2005-2011

Knowing How Much Water You Have Could Mean Higher Profits

Forage Sorghum Production in the Southern Plains Region

OgallalaWater Handouts

Drought Planning & Management for Forage, Range, and Livestock

Innovations in Forages

Irrigation Scheduling Tools

Soil Health

Soil Moisture Monitoring

Producer Attitudes Toward Ogallala Aquifer Groundwater Conservation

Posters & Papers

Viewable and downloadable PDF files from presented posters and papers

Maximizing profits via irrigation timing for capacity-constrained cotton production

Perceptions of Sustainable Textiles - poster , paper

Field Calibration of PR2 Capacitance Probe in Pullman Clay-Loam Soil of Southern High Plains

Economic Analysis of Cover Crops in the Southern High Plains

Recruiting for Water College: Identifying Agricultural Producers' Communication Channels and Influencers

Economic Advantages of Soil Moisture Probes on the Texas Southern High Plains

The Relationship Between Familiarity with the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation and Use of Water Conservation Behaviors

Profitability of 2 and 2 skip row planting

Using forages to conserve water in semi-arid irrigated cropping systems

Comparison of productivity and efficiency of grass-only and grass-legume beef stocker grazing systems

The Development of a Water College to Encourage Adoption of Irrigation Management Practices

Fractionating Rainfall into Vegetative Interception and Soil Infiltration in Perennial Grassland

Comparison of Center Pivot Low Elevation Spray and Low Energy Precision Application of Irrigation on Cotton in the Texas Southern High Plains

Economic Comparison of Cover Crop Use in Texas High Plains Cotton


Viewable and downloadable PDF files of PowerPoint presentations

Wide Row Cotton with Covers: Proving Less is More

Sorghum Climate-Smart Partnership

Texas Playa Conservation Initiative

West Texas Mesonet

TAWC: The Original Idea

Cattle Market Outlook: Rebuilding the Herd (?) in 2023

Climate 2023

Cotton - Field to Gin, Presented to Bayer Group August 2017 - Rick Kellison & Dr. Donna Mitchell

Cotton - Field to Gin, Presented at Kingpins Denim Days - presented by Rick Kellison

An Economic Analysis to Determine the Feasibility of Groundwater Supplementation from the Dockum Aquifer  - presented by Dr. Donna Mitchell

Demonstrated Water Conservation Technologies - presented by Rick Kellison at the Oklahoma Irrigation Conference

Linking Climate to Groundwater Conservation - presented by Dr. Chuck West

Water Footprint in High Plains Agriculture - presented by Dr. Chuck West

Potential Evapotranspiration: A practical approach to irrigating cotton - presented by Bob Glodt

Irrigating by the numbers and understanding the parameters - presented by Bob Glodt

Potential evapotranspiration: what atmospheric factors determine the daily conversion of liquid water to water vapor resulting in water loss from surface water and soil-plant system - presented by Dr. Dan Krieg

Water Supply & Demand - presented by Dr. Dan Krieg

A Background of The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation - presented by Rick Kellison

Limited Water Supply Management - presented by Dan Krieg

Scheduling Cotton Irrigation 60% PET - presented by Bob Glodt

LEPA vs LESA Analysis on Cotton - presented by Rick Kellison

Field Talks


The TAWC YouTube Channel holds a wealth of information from presentations, Field Days, site visits, Water College sessions, and more:

TAWC Videos

TAWC Outreach Resources

2019 Grazing Field Walk on New Deal Research Farm

2020 TAWC Water College Handbook


TAWC Solutions

The TAWC Solutions website provides tools for producers (farmers) based on climate, available water, and crop profitability scenarios that aid in managing crop water needs, and determining crop status during the growing season. Check out their free, web-based tools here.

Learn more

Related Links

Davis College Water Center

West Texas Mesonet

Texas Water Development Board


2018 Ogallala Summit white papers: TEXAS

High Plains Underground Water District

Water Grows