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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area ARANSAS
WFO CRP
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-03-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-03-31 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 Above normal rainfall occurred over the northern portions of South Texas during the month of March. This continued the trend of diminishing the severity of the drought over this region. However, the southern Coastal Bend, extreme southeastern Brush Country, and along the Rio Grande received well below normal rainfall for the month. The drought severity held firm in these areas for the month.
The highest rainfall occurred over the northern Brush Country with the least amounts occurring in the extreme southern Coastal Bend. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches occurred from the northern Brush Country to the Victoria Crossroads area. Localized higher amounts above 8 inches were recorded over western McMullen County. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch occurred over southern sections of Nueces, Jim Wells, and Duval Counties and the western portion of Kleberg County.
In the area of South Texas northwest of a line from Botines to Freer to Skidmore to Placedo, rainfall amounts were 150 to 200 percent of normal for March with areas over La Salle and McMullen Counties at 300 to 400 percent of normal for the month.
With this amount of rainfall, the drought was reduced to severe category over the northern Brush Country and Victoria Crossroads by the end of the month. The exceptional drought remained in place over most of Nueces, Aransas, and Kleberg Counties. The drought status abated to extreme status over Bee, San Patricio, and Webb Counties.
Different stages of water restrictions continued for Point Comfort, Alice, and King Ranch Santa Gertrudis District. Voluntary water restrictions were in effect for Laredo, Sunset Bay, East Riviera, and Mirando City.
Soil moisture remained short over southern portions of the Coastal Bend while conditions improved markedly over the Brush Country with the above normal rainfall. Runoff from rainfall helped fill ponds and livestock tanks in the area as well. Range land and pastures improved over South Texas during the month of March.
Event Narrative


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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
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REFUGIO (ZONE) REFUGIO (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEE (ZONE) BEE (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARANSAS (ZONE) ARANSAS (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NUECES (ZONE) NUECES (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCMULLEN (ZONE) MCMULLEN (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVE OAK (ZONE) LIVE OAK (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA SALLE (ZONE) LA SALLE (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KLEBERG (ZONE) KLEBERG (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JIM WELLS (ZONE) JIM WELLS (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLIAD (ZONE) GOLIAD (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBB (ZONE) WEBB (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VICTORIA (ZONE) VICTORIA (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) SAN PATRICIO (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN (ZONE) CALHOUN (ZONE) TX 03/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K