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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area DELTA
WFO FWD
Begin Date 07/26/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 07/31/2011 23:59:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 3.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative July was another abnormally dry month with no local observation sites receiving more than an inch of rain. Drought conditions worsened across the Fort Worth County Warning Area (CWA) and by the end of the month all but 6 of the 46 counties were classified in severe drought (D2) or worse according to the US Drought Monitor. Half of the 46 counties, mainly located in the western and southern areas of the CWA, were classified in exceptional drought (D4). At the end of the month, burn bans were in effect for all but one county. Most of the area lakes continued to suffer and water levels continued to drop well below conservation levels, with some lakes more than 10 feet below normal values. The low lake levels caused many cities to implement water restrictions on residents. The agriculture community also continued to experience detrimental conditions. Hay production was nearly halted with most farmers only producing a small fraction of what is produced in a normal season. Hay prices were up to $90 a bale, which is almost double the normal price. Many cattle farmers had to sell their cows early because of the scarcity of grasses and hay. Corn farmers also witnessed poor corn production and had to try to grow other crops to salvage their growing season. The drought has also caused trees to suffer, with many trees dying or toppling due to weakened roots from little rainfall.
Event Narrative According to the US Drought Monitor, the county was not in drought at the beginning of the month. With little rainfall, the county was classified as severe drought (D2) by the last week of the month.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 18.00K 0.00K
RAINS (ZONE) RAINS (ZONE) TX 07/26/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) TX 07/26/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
COOKE (ZONE) COOKE (ZONE) TX 07/26/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) TX 07/26/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
DELTA (ZONE) DELTA (ZONE) TX 07/26/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
GRAYSON (ZONE) GRAYSON (ZONE) TX 07/26/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 18.00K 0.00K