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Event Details

Event Drought
State TENNESSEE
County/Area DEKALB
WFO OHX
Begin Date 12/01/2007 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/31/2007 23:59:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Drought conditions continued in December over the eastern part of Middle Tennessee. The City of Crossville continued water restrictions despite recent rains. TVA projected that during the next 30 years, water demand will grow more than 16 percent.

Mr. Doug Murphy, executive director of the Duck River Agency that represents Maury, Hickman, Marshall, Bedford and Coffee Counties and provides water for about 250,000 customers, said Normandy Lake will have enough water to supply customers until about July in 2008, unless the weather conditions improve to alleviate the drought.

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Tennessee Field Office, stated that all crops showed significant declines in yields from the previous year. Corn yields were down 19 bushels from last year, and 21 bushels below the 5-year average. Soybean yields were less than half of the 2006 crop yield, and was the lowest yield since 1983. Burley tobacco acreage was down to near record low levels. Hay production was at 2.44 million tons, which was down 43 percent from 2006 crop. Alfalfa production was down 43 percent from 2006.
Event Narrative


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 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKETT (ZONE) PICKETT (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMITH (ZONE) SMITH (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUTHERFORD (ZONE) RUTHERFORD (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VAN BUREN (ZONE) VAN BUREN (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD (ZONE) BEDFORD (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUMBERLAND (ZONE) CUMBERLAND (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON (ZONE) WILSON (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OVERTON (ZONE) OVERTON (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNON (ZONE) CANNON (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COFFEE (ZONE) COFFEE (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRUNDY (ZONE) GRUNDY (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILES (ZONE) GILES (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FENTRESS (ZONE) FENTRESS (ZONE) TN 12/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K