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Event Details

Event Drought
State TENNESSEE
County/Area LAWRENCE
WFO OHX
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-08-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-08-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Conditions did not improved at all with the drought. Water restrictions remained in several communities. In the City of Franklin, 5 homeowners had their water cut off for violating the restrictions.
Ponds, creeks, streams and even a few wells have dried up across Middle Tennessee. Wells have dried up in Lawrence and Lewis Counties. Farmers were hauling their water to cattle in many locations.
Farmers and nursery owners were the hardest hit economically because of the drought. Hay that normally sells for $60 to $70 a ton, now sell $100-$150 a ton. Hay production is off 60% in Putnam County. Farmers are selling off their herd because of the high cost for hay. A newspaper story said that numerous dogs have died in Rutherford County because of the heat. Thousands of dead fish were noted in Jackson Lake in Williamson county because of the low water level, warmer water temperatures, and lower oxygen content in the water.
Corn, soy, and tobacco yields continue to be very low and of poor quality.
Dairy cows in the Cookeville area were producing 20% less milk because of the high temperatures stress on the cows, and because the cows were not eating enough.
School was cancelled in Metro Davidson County because of the high heat with temperatures getting into the triple digits. Football games and practices were either delayed or cancelled in Middle Tennessee.
Some outdoor restaurants in Davidson County lost business. One restaurant in Hillsboro Village lost about 25% of his business on a weekend, since most of the restaurant's seating is outside. However, movie theatres did a thriving business and offered refuge for those who wanted to escape the heat.
Attendance at the Wilson County Fair was down 12.6% at 366,641 people because of the heat.
Event Narrative


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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
WHITE (ZONE) WHITE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSON (ZONE) WILLIAMSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OVERTON (ZONE) OVERTON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUSDALE (ZONE) TROUSDALE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMNER (ZONE) SUMNER (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COFFEE (ZONE) COFFEE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON (ZONE) BENTON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROBERTSON (ZONE) ROBERTSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PERRY (ZONE) PERRY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWART (ZONE) STEWART (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIDSON (ZONE) DAVIDSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAURY (ZONE) MAURY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACON (ZONE) MACON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILES (ZONE) GILES (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FENTRESS (ZONE) FENTRESS (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD (ZONE) BEDFORD (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRUNDY (ZONE) GRUNDY (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMITH (ZONE) SMITH (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUMBERLAND (ZONE) CUMBERLAND (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKSON (ZONE) DICKSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNON (ZONE) CANNON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUTHERFORD (ZONE) RUTHERFORD (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKETT (ZONE) PICKETT (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUMPHREYS (ZONE) HUMPHREYS (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEATHAM (ZONE) CHEATHAM (ZONE) TN 08/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K