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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-01-31 23:59:00.0 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 During January, drought conditions intensified across South Texas. By the end of January, extreme drought conditions existed across Bee, Goliad, Victoria, Refugio, and Aransas counties. Severe drought conditions existed across Calhoun, San Patricio, Live Oak, northern McMullen, and northern La Salle counties. Moderate drought existed across Nueces, Kleberg, Jim Wells, Duval, southern McMullen, southern La Salle, and northern Webb counties. Abnormally dry conditions were observed southern Webb county. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
The primary impacts of the drought during January were agricultural and fire related. Forage was sparse and the supplemental feeding of hay to livestock continued. Farmers were delaying the planting of some winter crops. Moisture was badly needed for the upcoming planting of the Sorghum crop. Periods of elevated to high fire danger occurred through the month with sporadic wildfires. In addition, reservoir levels continued a gradual fall. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 80% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 64% capacity by the end of the month. Rivers and creeks in the rainfall deficit areas continued a slow fall, and were below baseflow.
Event Narrative During January, drought conditions intensified across South Texas. By the end of January, extreme drought conditions existed across Bee, Goliad, Victoria, Refugio, and Aransas counties. Severe drought conditions existed across Calhoun, San Patricio, Live Oak, northern McMullen, and northern La Salle counties. Moderate drought existed across Nueces, Kleberg, Jim Wells, Duval, southern McMullen, southern La Salle, and northern Webb counties. Abnormally dry conditions were observed southern Webb county. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
The primary impacts of the drought during January were agricultural and fire related. Forage was sparse and the supplemental feeding of hay to livestock continued. Farmers were delaying the planting of some winter crops. Moisture was badly needed for the upcoming planting of the Sorghum crop. Periods of elevated to high fire danger occurred through the month with sporadic wildfires. In addition, reservoir levels continued a gradual fall. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 80% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 64% capacity by the end of the month. Rivers and creeks in the rainfall deficit areas continued a slow fall, and were below baseflow.


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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
LA SALLE (ZONE) LA SALLE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 01/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K