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Event Drought
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Other Federal Agency
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-08-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-08-31 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
Episode Narrative The drought which began in May reached its most extreme stage by early August. Exceptional drought conditions persisted across far western Kentucky, west of a line from Henderson to Kentucky Lake. Extreme drought conditions were observed across the remainder of western Kentucky, including the Pennyrile region and the Owensboro/Henderson areas. Soil moisture deficits remained very high. Anywhere from 70 to 100 percent of the region's topsoil and subsoil moisture was reported as short or very short. The most severe soil moisture deficits were west of Kentucky Lake. Many crops were heavily damaged, and numerous counties were declared natural disaster areas. Corn crops were a partial or complete loss. Soybeans were faring somewhat better. The percentage of pastures rated as poor or very poor held steady from July. Some small trees and shrubs were killed. Ponds across the region were dry or drying quickly. A water shortage watch was issued by the State of Kentucky for Mclean and Crittenden Counties. The drinking water supply for some residents of those counties was low enough to warrant conservation measures. Across the western part of Kentucky, there were sporadic reports of domestic wells that stopped pumping. Even with the isolated rainfall from thunderstorms, fire danger remained high. Bans on outdoor burning were in place for numerous counties. Streamflows were running normal to below normal. At Paducah, 2.75 inches of rain fell in August, which was within one percent of normal. For the year to date, 16.05 inches had fallen, which was 16.26 inches below normal. The drought began in May and continued into September.
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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
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K