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Event Details

Event Drought
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 09/01/2012 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 09/30/2012 23:59:00 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 Persistent below normal precipitation allowed severe to extreme drought conditions to continue across all of northeast Iowa. With the continued lack of precipitation, the extreme drought conditions expanded to cover all of Floyd and Mitchell Counties. Affects of the drought include damaged crops, pastures that have stopped growing, river flows that were less than 20 percent of normal, falling ground water levels and burning bans. Around the first of September, the USDA declared Floyd County a federal disaster are due to the drought. In early September, the USDA announced an extension for the emergency grazing deadline on Conservation Reserve Program acres to November 30th. In mid September, the USDA declared Allamakee, Chickasaw, Mitchell and Winneshiek Counties federal disaster areas due to the drought. Christmas tree growers across the state of Iowa reported losses of new seedlings ranging from 50 to 90 percent due to the rapid spring warm up and the drought. The drought has made the allergy season worse for many people. Rain helps wash away the pollen, but with this years drought, wave after wave of pollen entered the air leading to a more intense allergy season.
Event Narrative Severe drought conditions continued across the northern two-thirds of Clayton County because of a persistent lack of precipitation, while the southern third of the county continued to experience an extreme drought. Affects of the drought include damaged crops, pastures that have stopped growing, river flows that were less than 20 percent of normal on the Turkey River, falling ground water levels and the implementation of burning bans.


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
ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHICKASAW (ZONE) CHICKASAW (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNESHIEK (ZONE) WINNESHIEK (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MITCHELL (ZONE) MITCHELL (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) IA 09/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K