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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area THROCKMORTON
WFO SJT
Report Source Drought Monitor
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-07-31 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 Severe to exceptional drought continued to grip much of the Big Country or the region north of Interstate 20. Severe drought returned to San Angelo, Eldorado, Sonora, Ozona and surrouding communities with the lack of beneficial rainfall and hot temperatures. Surface water supplies are still low across West Central Texas which includes the Big Country due to limited runoff from rainfall. The City of San Angelo has enacted drought level two water restriction because of a limited, 15 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 July 31, by the Texas A&M Agriculture Program for the Big Country Region, the dryland cotton crop was suffering from moisture stress and wasn���t growing. Insurance adjusters were disastering-out more dryland cotton acres. Pastures were in fair to poor condition. The extreme heat was another concern as cattle producers were seeing stock tanks drying up and well levels dropping. Fly and insect pressure was ongoing. Wildfires were becoming more of a concern.
Over the rest of West Central Texas the hot, dry conditions continued. Soil-moisture levels continued to decline with high evaporation rates. Most row crops showed severe moisture stress. Although cotton was beginning to bloom, it was also moisture stressed. Irrigation continued where water was available. Producers were cutting and baling haygrazer. More rain was needed to make a second cutting. Grazing was very limited, and producers started feeding hay. Stock-tank water levels dropping. Livestock remained in good condition, though some producers were selling cattle due to high feed costs and very little access to hay.
Event Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor indicated a severe drought across Throckmorton County.


    



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
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRION (ZONE) IRION (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 07/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K