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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area GONZALES
WFO EWX
Report Source State Official
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-08-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-08-31 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 Even with ENSO neutral conditions rainfall remained below normal over most of South Central Texas and the 2011 Drought continued with little change.
Event Narrative The drought continued over South Central Texas. Most of the area remains in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). There was some improvement in parts of the west where rainfall lowered Kinney County to severe drought (Stage D2) and Uvalde County to extreme drought (Stage D3). Isolated thunderstorms August 11th produced rainfall totals of as much as 1.5 to 3 inches in the two counties. Fire danger in South Central Texas remained moderate to very high and burn bans continued for all of the counties. The Texas A&M agricultural program report indicated for much of the area it had been about 70 days since the last economically significant rain in mid-June. Many stock tanks were dry. Most dryland and partially irrigated cotton failed. Ranchers continued to provide heavy supplemental feeding for livestock. At the end of the month the seven day stream flow average remained in the below or much below normal range for basins across South Central Texas and the Rio Grande Plains. Area lakes and reservoirs remain below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis nearly 47 feet below normal and Medina Lake around 40 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer was 20.7 feet below normal and 40.3 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Kerrville enacted Stage 4 water restrictions, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and City of San Marcos remained in Stage 2, and the City of Austin in Stage 1. Many other communities across South Central Texas continued with some level of water restrictions.


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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
COMAL (ZONE) COMAL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVIS (ZONE) TRAVIS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNET (ZONE) BURNET (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINNEY (ZONE) KINNEY (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERR (ZONE) KERR (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIMMIT (ZONE) DIMMIT (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS (ZONE) HAYS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUADALUPE (ZONE) GUADALUPE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE WITT (ZONE) DE WITT (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GONZALES (ZONE) GONZALES (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILLESPIE (ZONE) GILLESPIE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LLANO (ZONE) LLANO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVACA (ZONE) LAVACA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARNES (ZONE) KARNES (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENDALL (ZONE) KENDALL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIO (ZONE) FRIO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REAL (ZONE) REAL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDINA (ZONE) MEDINA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAVERICK (ZONE) MAVERICK (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCO (ZONE) BLANCO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASTROP (ZONE) BASTROP (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEXAR (ZONE) BEXAR (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDERA (ZONE) BANDERA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAVALA (ZONE) ZAVALA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATASCOSA (ZONE) ATASCOSA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDS (ZONE) EDWARDS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAL VERDE (ZONE) VAL VERDE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UVALDE (ZONE) UVALDE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K