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Event Drought
State TEXAS
County/Area THROCKMORTON
WFO SJT
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 0.00K
Episode Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitor issued through the National Drought Mitigation Center on August 28, depicts exceptional to extreme drought across parts of Jones, Haskell, Fisher, Shackleford and Throckmorton Counties. Meanwhile, the lack of rainfall and very hot conditions have caused the severe drought to expand across the remainder of West Central Texas.
According to the Texas Crop Weather Report issued August 21, by the Texas A&M Agriculture Program for the northern Big Country Region, pastures and rangeland of those counties with exceptional to extreme drought remained in poor condition and were in need of rain. Stock-water tanks remained low, as did lake levels. Dryland cotton did not look very good. Irrigated cotton producers reported wells going dry. Over-grazing and lack of moisture took its toll on pastures in some areas, and ranchers were selling off more cattle. Some producers were shipping cattle every day. Old trees were dying off in pastures.
Surface water supplies are still low across West Central Texas due to limited runoff from rainfall. The City of San Angelo has enacted drought level two water restriction because of a limited, 14 month water supply. Several other cities including Abilene, Ballinger and Brownwood have also enacted water restrictions because of the dwindling water supplies.
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. Stock-tank water levels dropping. Supplemental feeding of livestock further increased.
Event Narrative The U.S. Drought Monitior indicated that Throckmorton County experienced severe drought conditions during August.


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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
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHACKELFORD (ZONE) SHACKELFORD (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLAHAN (ZONE) CALLAHAN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUTTON (ZONE) SUTTON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKE (ZONE) COKE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUNNELS (ZONE) RUNNELS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEICHER (ZONE) SCHLEICHER (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONCHO (ZONE) CONCHO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THROCKMORTON (ZONE) THROCKMORTON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOLAN (ZONE) NOLAN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER (ZONE) FISHER (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOM GREEN (ZONE) TOM GREEN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2012 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K