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 2011-10-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-10-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The La Nina event strengthened slightly during October according to the Climate Prediction Center, and the drought continued over South Central Texas. Most of the area remains in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). Some welcome rain during the 6th through the 8th brought some relief. Rainfall totals between one half and six inches moved Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties into the extreme drought category (Stage D3). Kinney and Maverick counties remained in the extreme category at the end of the month, and all the other counties remain in exceptional drought. Fire danger in South Central Texas remained high to very high and burn bans continued for all of the counties. 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 well below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 54 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 47 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose slightly with the rains at the beginning of the month and was 20.1 feet below normal and 26.5 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Kerrville remained in Stage 4 water restrictions, while the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), City of San Marcos, and City of Austin remained in Stage 2. Many other communities across South Central Texas continued with some level of water restrictions.
Event Narrative The La Nina event strengthened slightly during October according to the Climate Prediction Center, and the drought continued over South Central Texas. Most of the area remains in exceptional drought conditions (Stage D4). Some welcome rain during the 6th through the 8th brought some relief. Rainfall totals between one half and six inches moved Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties into the extreme drought category (Stage D3). Kinney and Maverick counties remained in the extreme category at the end of the month, and all the other counties remain in exceptional drought. Fire danger in South Central Texas remained high to very high and burn bans continued for all of the counties. 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 well below normal pool elevations with Lake Travis around 54 feet below normal and Medina Lake near 47 feet below. The Edwards Aquifer rose slightly with the rains at the beginning of the month and was 20.1 feet below normal and 26.5 feet below the level from one year ago. The City of Kerrville remained in Stage 4 water restrictions, while the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), City of San Marcos, and City of Austin remained in Stage 2. 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
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIO (ZONE) FRIO (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAL VERDE (ZONE) VAL VERDE (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVACA (ZONE) LAVACA (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UVALDE (ZONE) UVALDE (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINNEY (ZONE) KINNEY (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAVIS (ZONE) TRAVIS (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAVERICK (ZONE) MAVERICK (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COMAL (ZONE) COMAL (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATASCOSA (ZONE) ATASCOSA (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILLESPIE (ZONE) GILLESPIE (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNET (ZONE) BURNET (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEXAR (ZONE) BEXAR (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCO (ZONE) BLANCO (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDINA (ZONE) MEDINA (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZAVALA (ZONE) ZAVALA (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REAL (ZONE) REAL (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERR (ZONE) KERR (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENDALL (ZONE) KENDALL (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LLANO (ZONE) LLANO (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARNES (ZONE) KARNES (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIMMIT (ZONE) DIMMIT (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASTROP (ZONE) BASTROP (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYS (ZONE) HAYS (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUADALUPE (ZONE) GUADALUPE (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE WITT (ZONE) DE WITT (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDERA (ZONE) BANDERA (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GONZALES (ZONE) GONZALES (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDS (ZONE) EDWARDS (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEE (ZONE) LEE (ZONE) TX 10/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K