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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-06-30 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative During June, extreme to exceptional drought conditions continued across most of South Texas. The entire region saw less than 50% of normal rainfall for the month of June, with many locations only receiving between 5-10% of normal rainfall for the month. The drought continued to have historic implications, with most of the region now in a 1-in-50 (some locations in a 1-in-100) year drought, rivaling the drought during the 1950s.
By the end of June, exceptional drought conditions were occurring across Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, Bee, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Live Oak, Jim Wells, and Duval counties. Extreme drought conditions were observed across McMullen and northwest La Salle counties. Severe drought conditions were observed across the remainder of La Salle county. Moderate to severe drought conditions were observed across Webb county. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
The agriculture industry in South Texas continued to be devastated through the month of June. Crops remained in very poor condition, and insurance companies were adjusting and paying farmers. Supplemental feeding of livestock with hay continued, however the condition of livestock overall remained poor due to little forage.
Periods of elevated fire danger occurred through the month with sporadic wildfires observed, however generally smaller than the larger fires observed earlier in the Spring.
In addition, reservoir levels continued a gradual fall. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 73% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 41% capacity by the end of the month. The City of Victoria had to enact mandatory water restrictions due to the drought conditions and low flow on the Guadalupe River. This was the first time that Stage 2 of the Water Conservation Plan for Victoria had to be implemented.
Event Narrative During June, extreme to exceptional drought conditions continued across most of South Texas. The entire region saw less than 50% of normal rainfall for the month of June, with many locations only receiving between 5-10% of normal rainfall for the month. The drought continued to have historic implications, with most of the region now in a 1-in-50 (some locations in a 1-in-100) year drought, rivaling the drought during the 1950s.
By the end of June, exceptional drought conditions were occurring across Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, Bee, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Live Oak, Jim Wells, and Duval counties. Extreme drought conditions were observed across McMullen and northwest La Salle counties. Severe drought conditions were observed across the remainder of La Salle county. Moderate to severe drought conditions were observed across Webb county. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
The agriculture industry in South Texas continued to be devastated through the month of June. Crops remained in very poor condition, and insurance companies were adjusting and paying farmers. Supplemental feeding of livestock with hay continued, however the condition of livestock overall remained poor due to little forage.
Periods of elevated fire danger occurred through the month with sporadic wildfires observed, however generally smaller than the larger fires observed earlier in the Spring.
In addition, reservoir levels continued a gradual fall. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 73% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 41% capacity by the end of the month. The City of Victoria had to enact mandatory water restrictions due to the drought conditions and low flow on the Guadalupe River. This was the first time that Stage 2 of the Water Conservation Plan for Victoria had to be implemented.


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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 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA SALLE (ZONE) LA SALLE (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 06/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K