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Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 09/28/2008 13:00:00 CST-6
End Date 09/30/2008 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
Episode Narrative Parts of western Kentucky were classified as being in severe drought by the end of the month. September was dry for most of the region. Many Kentucky locations were two to three inches below normal for the month. Southern parts of western Kentucky reported less than 50 percent of normal rainfall during the preceding 90 days. The severe drought area was south of a line from Murray to Greenville. Much of the rest of western Kentucky was in moderate drought. Statewide, 77 percent of pastureland was rated poor or very poor. Bans on outdoor burning were imposed in all western Kentucky counties except Christian, Todd, and Livingston. Low water on the Ohio River caused some navigation concerns. Dredging operations on the Ohio River kept the channel open for all but a few days. The spots that required dredging were near Smithland Dam, Grand Chain dam, and the confluence with the Wabash River. Prolonged spring flooding deposited large amounts of silt that nearly clogged the channel once river levels dropped. Due to severe drought in the Tennessee Valley, the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were much lower than normal. The Cumberland River fell below the water intakes for the Crittenden-Livingston Water District. A high volume pump was positioned near the intakes to feed water back into the system. The governor requested federal aid for drought-stricken farmers. Though most corn was near the harvest stage, strong winds from the remnants of Ike flattened many stalks. Soybean losses were expected to be significant, but crop loss estimates were not available yet. At Paducah, only 1.03 inches fell in September. This was 2.75 inches below normal.
Event Narrative


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
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 09/28/2008 13:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K