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Event Details

Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area GONZALES
WFO EWX
Begin Date 09/01/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 09/30/2011 23:59:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative ENSO conditions moved back into a La Nina phase and the drought continued over South Central Texas. Most of the area remained in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). Lack of rain put Kinney County back into extreme drought (Stage 3) and Uvalde and Val Verde counties into exceptional. This meant Kinney and Maverick counties were the only two not in the exceptional drought category at the end of September. Fire danger in South Central Texas was high to very high and burn bans continued for all of the counties. The Texas A&M agricultural program report indicated ranchers continued to provide heavy supplemental feeding for livestock or began to liquidate herds. There was little or no sign of appreciable forage growth. 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 remained below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 53 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 45 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer was 21.5 feet below normal and 32.8 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Kerrville remained in Stage 4 water restrictions, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and City of San Marcos remained in Stage 2, and the City of Austin enacted Stage 2. Many other communities across South Central Texas continued with some level of water restrictions.
Event Narrative ENSO conditions moved back into a La Nina phase and the drought continued over South Central Texas. Most of the area remained in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). Lack of rain put Kinney County back into extreme drought (Stage 3) and Uvalde and Val Verde counties into exceptional. This meant Kinney and Maverick counties were the only two not in the exceptional drought category at the end of September. Fire danger in South Central Texas was high to very high and burn bans continued for all of the counties. The Texas A&M agricultural program report indicated ranchers continued to provide heavy supplemental feeding for livestock or began to liquidate herds. There was little or no sign of appreciable forage growth. 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 remained below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 53 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 45 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer was 21.5 feet below normal and 32.8 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Kerrville remained in Stage 4 water restrictions, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and City of San Marcos remained in Stage 2, and the City of Austin enacted Stage 2. Many other communities across South Central Texas continued with some level of water restrictions.


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 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATASCOSA (ZONE) ATASCOSA (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAL VERDE (ZONE) VAL VERDE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UVALDE (ZONE) UVALDE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVIS (ZONE) TRAVIS (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REAL (ZONE) REAL (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDINA (ZONE) MEDINA (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAVERICK (ZONE) MAVERICK (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LLANO (ZONE) LLANO (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVACA (ZONE) LAVACA (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINNEY (ZONE) KINNEY (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERR (ZONE) KERR (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENDALL (ZONE) KENDALL (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARNES (ZONE) KARNES (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS (ZONE) HAYS (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUADALUPE (ZONE) GUADALUPE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GONZALES (ZONE) GONZALES (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILLESPIE (ZONE) GILLESPIE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIO (ZONE) FRIO (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDS (ZONE) EDWARDS (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIMMIT (ZONE) DIMMIT (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE WITT (ZONE) DE WITT (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COMAL (ZONE) COMAL (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNET (ZONE) BURNET (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCO (ZONE) BLANCO (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEXAR (ZONE) BEXAR (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASTROP (ZONE) BASTROP (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDERA (ZONE) BANDERA (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TX 09/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K