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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Begin Date 08/01/2008 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 08/31/2008 23:59:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Several episodes of heavy rainfall during the last half of August helped to significantly decrease the drought severity across South Texas. During the month of August a widespread 4 to 8 inches of rainfall occurred across much of South Texas.

At the beginning of August extreme drought conditions were apparent along and north of a Rockport to Cotulla line, with severe and moderate drought conditions south of this line. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html) By the end of August, moderate drought conditions were confined to Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun, Aransas, and Refugio counties. Abnormally dry conditions were occurring across Bee, eastern San Patricio, and northern La Salle counties. By the end of August the remaining South Texas counties were no longer considered in drought or abnormally dry conditions.

The primary impacts of the drought through August continued to be agricultural in drought counties across the northeast portions of South Texas. However, in many areas where rainfall occurred, especially outside of the drought area, cotton harvesting was slowed or halted. The drops in reservoir levels during July stabilized in August with help from the widespread rainfall.
Event Narrative Several episodes of heavy rainfall during the last half of August helped to significantly decrease the drought severity across South Texas. During the month of August a widespread 4 to 8 inches of rainfall occurred across much of South Texas.

At the beginning of August extreme drought conditions were apparent along and north of a Rockport to Cotulla line, with severe and moderate drought conditions south of this line. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html) By the end of August, moderate drought conditions were confined to Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun, Aransas, and Refugio counties. Abnormally dry conditions were occurring across Bee, eastern San Patricio, and northern La Salle counties. By the end of August the remaining South Texas counties were no longer considered in drought or abnormally dry conditions.

The primary impacts of the drought through August continued to be agricultural in drought counties across the northeast portions of South Texas. However, in many areas where rainfall occurred, especially outside of the drought area, cotton harvesting was slowed or halted. The drops in reservoir levels during July stabilized in August with help from the widespread rainfall.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA SALLE (ZONE) LA SALLE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 08/01/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 08/02/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 08/02/2008 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K