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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area CALHOUN
WFO CRP
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-09-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-09-30 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 The severity of drought conditions eased across portions of South Texas during the month of September as a change in the upper level pattern brought widespread beneficial rainfall to the region. Most locations experienced near normal rainfall for the month of September. A few locations even experienced above normal rainfall, including the Corpus Christi International Airport, which received 6.27, 125% of the normal rainfall for September. Victoria received 6.44 of rainfall, which was 129% of normal rainfall for September.
By the end of September, drought severity had eased across most inland counties. Exceptional drought conditions were occurring across Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, southern Bee, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, southern Live Oak, and north-central Jim Wells counties. Extreme drought conditions were observed across Victoria, Goliad, northern Bee, northern Like Oak, southern Jim Wells, eastern McMullen, and Duval counties. Severe drought conditions were observed across western McMullen, La Salle, and northern and eastern Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were occurring across southwest Webb County. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
Soil moisture for agricultural concerns had improved over the month of September, but deep soil replenishment was still needed. The rain improved pasture growth and supplemental feeding of hay for livestock declined. The fire danger also significantly declined with the rainfall during the month on September.
The decline of reservoir levels ended during the month of September, with even slight rises noted. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 70% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 28% capacity by the end of the month. The pool level at Coleto Creek also rose slightly.
Event Narrative The severity of drought conditions eased across portions of South Texas during the month of September as a change in the upper level pattern brought widespread beneficial rainfall to the region. Most locations experienced near normal rainfall for the month of September. A few locations even experienced above normal rainfall, including the Corpus Christi International Airport, which received 6.27, 125% of the normal rainfall for September. Victoria received 6.44 of rainfall, which was 129% of normal rainfall for September.
By the end of September, drought severity had eased across most inland counties. Exceptional drought conditions were occurring across Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, southern Bee, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, southern Live Oak, and north-central Jim Wells counties. Extreme drought conditions were observed across Victoria, Goliad, northern Bee, northern Like Oak, southern Jim Wells, eastern McMullen, and Duval counties. Severe drought conditions were observed across western McMullen, La Salle, and northern and eastern Webb counties. Moderate drought conditions were occurring across southwest Webb County. (per the U.S. Drought Monitor: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html)
Soil moisture for agricultural concerns had improved over the month of September, but deep soil replenishment was still needed. The rain improved pasture growth and supplemental feeding of hay for livestock declined. The fire danger also significantly declined with the rainfall during the month on September.
The decline of reservoir levels ended during the month of September, with even slight rises noted. Choke Canyon Reservoir was near 70% capacity and Lake Corpus Christi near 28% capacity by the end of the month. The pool level at Coleto Creek also rose slightly.


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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
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA SALLE (ZONE) LA SALLE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 09/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K