Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area GONZALES
WFO EWX
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-05-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-05-31 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 As a weak La Nina event continued, rainfall remained below normal over most of South Central Texas and the 2011 Drought continued to worsen.
Event Narrative The drought continued over South Central Texas and worsened in some counties. Most of the area was in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). Lack of rain this month moved Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Medina, Travis, and Williamson counties into this stage and De Witt and Karnes counties into extreme drought conditions (Stage D3). This means all of South Central Texas was in either extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Fire danger in South Central Texas remained moderate to high and burn bans were in effect for all of the counties except Llano. The Texas A&M agricultural program report indicated the agricultural situation was rapidly deteriorating. Forage availability remained below average. Many stock tanks remained extremely low and some were in danger of drying up. 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. The Rio Grande was in normal stream flow. Area lakes and reservoirs remained below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 32 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 27 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer was 20.4 feet below normal and 29.3 feet below the level from one year ago. The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) moved into Stage 2 water restrictions, the City of Kerrville was in Stage 3, the City of San Marcos 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
ZAVALA (ZONE) ZAVALA (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVACA (ZONE) LAVACA (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUADALUPE (ZONE) GUADALUPE (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GONZALES (ZONE) GONZALES (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAL VERDE (ZONE) VAL VERDE (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILLESPIE (ZONE) GILLESPIE (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UVALDE (ZONE) UVALDE (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIO (ZONE) FRIO (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVIS (ZONE) TRAVIS (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDS (ZONE) EDWARDS (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REAL (ZONE) REAL (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIMMIT (ZONE) DIMMIT (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE WITT (ZONE) DE WITT (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COMAL (ZONE) COMAL (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINNEY (ZONE) KINNEY (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCO (ZONE) BLANCO (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERR (ZONE) KERR (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEXAR (ZONE) BEXAR (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENDALL (ZONE) KENDALL (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASTROP (ZONE) BASTROP (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARNES (ZONE) KARNES (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDERA (ZONE) BANDERA (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATASCOSA (ZONE) ATASCOSA (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LLANO (ZONE) LLANO (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDINA (ZONE) MEDINA (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAVERICK (ZONE) MAVERICK (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNET (ZONE) BURNET (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS (ZONE) HAYS (ZONE) TX 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K