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Event Drought
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-05-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Although beneficial rains returned to a large part of West Central Texas, there were a few areas that did not receive rainfall. Severe to extreme drought continued to grip much of the Big Country or the region along and north of Interstate 20, and the western portions of the Northern Edwards Plateau (Crockett and western Sutton County). Exceptional drought continued to plague western Fisher County. The community of Robert Lee continues to build a pipe line that will bring water into the community from the Oak Creek Reservoir and nearby groundwater sources. Surface water supplies are still low across the region due to limited runoff from rainfall. The City of San Angelo has enacted drought level two water restriction because of a limited, 17 month water supply. Several other cities like Abilene and Brownwood have also enacted water restrictions because of the dwindling water supplies.
According to the Texas Crop Weather Report issued May 22 by the Texas A&M Agriculture Program, the wheat harvest was in full swing with good yields, much of the wheat was grazed out or baled for hay. Cotton farmers in many areas began planting. Rangeland and pastures were boosted by recent rains but weeds continued to be a problem in all areas. Coastal Bermuda grass fields still had bare patches from 2011 but were improving. Stock Tanks were full in most areas. Livestock were in good condition. Sheep and goat producers were finishing working goats and shearing sheep. Ranchers became very optimistic and began restocking cattle sheep and goat herds.
Event Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor placed Throckmorton County in a severe drought category.


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
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 05/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 05/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 05/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 05/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 05/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K