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Event Details

Event Drought
State MINNESOTA
County/Area LYON
WFO FSD
Begin Date 07/01/2007 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 07/31/2007 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 0.00K
Episode Narrative Dry conditions which existed at the start of July worsened during the month with little rain falling. The drought index reached the severe drought category during the month, eventually leading to farmers in 6 southwest Minnesota counties being made eligible for federal drought assistance. One of the counties, Pipestone, was named a primary disaster area for the drought.

Crops such as corn and soybeans, as well as pasture land and general forage were deemed hurt by the drought. In addition to the crop losses, the pasture and forage losses led to difficulties in livestock operations. The amount of the losses could not readily be assessed before harvest, but were suspected to be substantial.
Event Narrative Dry conditions existing at the start of July combined with little rain falling during the month to worsen drought into the severe category. By the end of July, corn crops were rated in condiiitions ranging from fair to very poor, with substantial damaged deemed certain even if rains followed immediately. Soybean and other crops, as well as pasture and forage suffered as well. The pasture and forage losses led to difficulties in livestock operations, leading to additional expenses required to keep livestock fed. The amount of the losses could not readily be assessed before harvest, but were suspected to be substantial. The drought condiitions eventually led to farmers in the county being declared eligible for federal disaster loans.


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
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) MN 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) MN 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) MN 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIPESTONE (ZONE) PIPESTONE (ZONE) MN 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONWOOD (ZONE) COTTONWOOD (ZONE) MN 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) MN 07/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K