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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-02-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-02-28 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 February, drought conditions intensified across South Texas. All of South Texas experienced less than 25% of normal rainfall for the month of February, with much of the area less than 5% normal. Most of the Rio Grande Plains and Brush Country in South Texas did not see any rainfall during the month of February.
By the end of February, exceptional drought conditions had spread into Goliad, Victoria, Refugio, Calhoun, and Aransas counties. Extreme drought conditions expanded into Bee, San Patricio, Nueces, Live Oak, northern McMullen, and northern La Salle counties. Severe drought existed across Kleberg, Jim Wells, Duval, southern McMullen, southern La Salle, and northern Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were observed into central and southern Webb County. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
The primary impacts of the drought during February were agricultural and fire related. Forage was sparse and the supplemental feeding of hay to livestock continued. Hay supplies were being depleted quickly as pastures were nearly bare. Stock ponds were also a concern, and alternative water supplies were being used in some cases. Livestock was also being sold. For the most part spring planting was being delayed.
Periods of elevated to critical fire danger occurred through the month with sporadic wildfires. In addition, reservoir levels continued a gradual fall. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 79% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 60% capacity by the end of the month. Rivers and creeks in the rainfall deficit areas continued a slow fall, and were well below baseflow in some cases.
Event Narrative During February, drought conditions intensified across South Texas. All of South Texas experienced less than 25% of normal rainfall for the month of February, with much of the area less than 5% normal. Most of the Rio Grande Plains and Brush Country in South Texas did not see any rainfall during the month of February.
By the end of February, exceptional drought conditions had spread into Goliad, Victoria, Refugio, Calhoun, and Aransas counties. Extreme drought conditions expanded into Bee, San Patricio, Nueces, Live Oak, northern McMullen, and northern La Salle counties. Severe drought existed across Kleberg, Jim Wells, Duval, southern McMullen, southern La Salle, and northern Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were observed into central and southern Webb County. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
The primary impacts of the drought during February were agricultural and fire related. Forage was sparse and the supplemental feeding of hay to livestock continued. Hay supplies were being depleted quickly as pastures were nearly bare. Stock ponds were also a concern, and alternative water supplies were being used in some cases. Livestock was also being sold. For the most part spring planting was being delayed.
Periods of elevated to critical fire danger occurred through the month with sporadic wildfires. In addition, reservoir levels continued a gradual fall. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 79% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 60% capacity by the end of the month. Rivers and creeks in the rainfall deficit areas continued a slow fall, and were well below baseflow in some cases.


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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
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA SALLE (ZONE) LA SALLE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 02/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K