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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1120 AM CDT SAT SEP 10 2016

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS DIMINISH OVER SOUTH TEXAS WITH JUST A SMALL
AREA IN MODERATE DROUGHT...

...THE LA NINA WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS ENSO-NEUTRAL
CONDITIONS ARE NOW FAVORED DURING THE UPCOMING FALL AND WINTER...


.SYNOPSIS...
MOST OF SOUTH TEXAS SAW ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IN AUGUST 2016. MOST
INLAND LOCATIONS SAW MORE THAN 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL
DURING THE MONTH...WITH PORTIONS OF LIVE OAK AND MCMULLEN COUNTIES
SEEING MORE THAN 500 PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL.

UNFORTUNATELY...SOME OF THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN AND ABNORMALLY DRY
AREAS OF SOUTH TEXAS DID NOT SEE ENOUGH RAINFALL DURING AUGUST.
WHILE INLAND PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL COUNTIES SAW NEAR TO ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL...MUCH OF THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF NUECES AND
KLEBERG COUNTIES SAW BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. A FEW OF THESE
AREAS SAW NO MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE
MONTH.

SINCE MOST OF SOUTH TEXAS SAW ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL DURING
AUGUST...AND SINCE MOST AREAS HAVE SEEN ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL
DURING THE LAST FEW MONTHS...FEWER AREAS REMAIN IN DROUGHT OR
REMAIN ABNORMALLY DRY. HOWEVER...A SMALL PORTION OF SOUTH TEXAS
REMAINS IN MODERATE DROUGHT...WITH SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS NO
LONGER OBSERVED.

ACCORDING TO THE DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT...VALID ON SEPTEMBER 6
2016...

MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXIST OVER SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF
NUECES COUNTY (INCLUDING CHAPMAN RANCH)...AND NORTHEASTERN
PORTIONS OF KLEBERG COUNTY (INCLUDING SOUTH BIRD ISLAND AND NORTH
PADRE ISLAND).

OUTSIDE THE DROUGHT AREAS...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS EXIST OVER
THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF NUECES COUNTY (INCLUDING
ROBSTOWN AND CORPUS CHRISTI)...THE EASTERN THIRD OF KLEBERG
COUNTY...AND PORTIONS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL SAN PATRICIO COUNTY
(INCLUDING EDROY AND ODEM).

FOR THE CURRENT DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT SHOWING DROUGHT
CONDITIONS OVER TEXAS...GO TO THE CORPUS CHRISTI DROUGHT SITE
(LOWER CASE):

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/CRP/?N=DROUGHT


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS.
ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE BURN BAN MAP OF SEPTEMBER
9...THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS IN EFFECT...

WEBB...DUVAL...KLEBERG...NUECES...SAN PATRICIO.

THUS...NO COUNTIES HAVE CHANGED THEIR BURN BANS SINCE MID AUGUST.

RESIDENTS PLANNING ON BURNING SHOULD STILL CONTACT COUNTY
OFFICIALS TO ENSURE THAT BURNING IS ALLOWED...AND ALSO TO SEE IF
ANY RESTRICTIONS ON HOW AND WHEN TO BURN ARE IN EFFECT. IF BURNING
IS ALLOWED...BE SURE IT IS NOT DONE DURING WINDY DAYS WITH LOW
HUMIDITY...AS THIS COULD RESULT IN A FIRE WHICH COULD EASILY GET
OUT OF CONTROL.

WITH AMISTAD LAKE WELL ABOVE 50 PERCENT CAPACITY...THERE ARE NO
MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR THE CITY OF LAREDO. HOWEVER...
RESIDENTS IN LAREDO ARE ASKED TO VOLUNTARILY CONSERVE WATER.

THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA ARE ASKED TO VOLUNTARILY
CONSERVE WATER. NO RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT IN VICTORIA...AS
CANYON DAM IS NEAR CAPACITY AND FLOWS ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER ARE
ADEQUATE.

THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI CONTINUES WITH CITY-WIDE VOLUNTARY
WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO WATER ONLY
ONCE A WEEK ON ANY DAY THEY PREFER...AS LONG AS IT IS BETWEEN THE
HOURS OF 6 PM AND 10 AM.

MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING ALL STAGES OF WATER RESTRICTIONS (AND
REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTIONS AND VARIANCES) CAN BE FOUND AT:
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/GOVERNMENT/WATER.

FOR INFORMATION ON ANY RESTRICTIONS AT PORTLAND AND INGLESIDE...
PLEASE VISIT:

HTTP://PORTLANDTX.COM
HTTP://INGLESIDETX.GOV

TO CONSERVE WATER...WATERING SHOULD BE DONE ONLY TO KEEP SOIL
MOISTURE INTACT. ALSO...ONLY WATER IF RAINFALL HAS NOT BEEN
RECEIVED FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS. ALSO...USE A SPRINKLER WHICH MAKES
LARGER WATER DROPLETS...AND AVOID WATERING ON WINDY DAYS.
FINALLY...TURN SOAKER HOSES SO THAT THE HOLES ARE ON THE
BOTTOM...FACING THE GRASS.

FOR RESIDENTS WITH SPRINKLERS...TURN OFF YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM
WHEN RAINFALL HAS BEEN SUFFICIENT TO AVOID WATERING WHEN IT IS NOT
NEEDED. RESIDENTS WITH SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD ALSO MONITOR THEIR
WATERING TO ENSURE THEIR SYSTEM IS WATERING THE LAWN AND NOT THE
SIDEWALK OR STREET.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN INFORMED ON ANY WATER RESTRICTIONS WHICH
MAY BE IMPOSED FOR THEIR LOCATION...AS ANY VIOLATIONS CAN RESULT
IN SIGNIFICANT FINES. MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO CONSERVE WATER
(AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLANS) IS FOUND ON THE CITY WEBSITES
AT THE END OF THIS STATEMENT.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA (HSA) WITH
MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS
CAN BE FOUND AT:

WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/DRINKINGWATER/TROT/LOCATION.HTML

RESIDENTS CAN ALSO CHECK WITH THEIR LOCAL OFFICIALS OR MEDIA
OUTLETS WHETHER WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR THEIR LOCALE HAVE BEEN
ADDED...REMOVED...OR AMENDED.


AGRICULTURAL AND SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
THE LATEST SOIL MOISTURE ANOMALY MAP SHOWS NEAR NORMAL SOIL
MOISTURE OVER THE SOUTHERN-MOST PORTIONS OF THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE
AREA (HSA)...WITH ABOVE NORMAL VALUES FARTHER NORTH (ANOMALIES AS
HIGH AS +80 MM). SOIL MOISTURE PERCENTILES ARE BETWEEN 30 AND 70
PERCENT OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA (AREAS
ABNORMALLY DRY OR IN MODERATE DROUGHT)...WITH PERCENTILES 70 TO
90 PERCENT FARTHER NORTH.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY THE TEXAS CROP AND
WEATHER REPORTS WRITTEN DURING LATE AUGUST AND EARLY SEPTEMBER.

FOR THE COASTAL BEND DISTRICT:

* COTTON QUALITY WAS A CONCERN AS SEED AND LINT QUALITY DECLINED
  DUE TO WET CONDITIONS. SCATTERED SHOWERS PREVENTED MANY GROWERS
  FROM COMPLETING THE COTTON HARVEST...HOWEVER...ONLY A SMALL
  AMOUNT OF COTTON REMAINED FOR MOST GROWERS. SOME SPROUTED COTTON
  HAS RESULTED IN DIMINISHED GRADE REDUCTIONS. YIELDS VARIED FROM
  COMPLETE LOSSES FROM EARLY FLOODING TO EXCELLENT IN UPLAND
  FIELDS. THE CROP DESTRUCTION DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED TO HELP
  GROWERS WORKING TO GET COTTON HARVESTED AFTER RAIN DELAYS. SOME
  FARMERS REPORTED COTTON SEED SPROUTING. LINT AND SEED QUALITY
  CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE DUE TO WET WEATHER DURING THE MONTH OF
  AUGUST.

* FALL ARMYWORMS WERE REPORTED IN SOME AREAS.

* RANGE AND PASTURE CONDITIONS WERE EXCELLENT...WHICH WILL ADD TO
  ALREADY ABUNDANT SUPPLIES OF HAY. A FINAL CUT OF HAY WAS
  EXPECTED TO ADD TO A SURPLUS SUPPLY.

* SPRING CALVES WERE GROWING...AND CATTLE WORK CONTINUED WITH
  MOST CATTLE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. PASTURES WERE LUSH AND
  SHOULD BE SET UP NICELY FOR THE FALL.


FOR THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA:

* RAINS IMPROVED SOIL MOISTURE...RANGES AND PASTURES BUT HAMPERED
  SOME FIELD ACTIVITIES. PASTURES WERE GREEN AND CROPS LOOKED
  GOOD. SOME PASTURES IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY DUE TO RAIN.

* HAY WAS BEING BAILED...AND COTTON WAS BEING HARVESTED. COTTON WAS
  BEING DEFOLIATED IN SOME AREAS AND HARVESTED IN SOME OTHERS.
  SOME COTTON FIELDS WERE LOSING QUALITY BECAUSE OF PERSISTENT
  RAINS. THE DEADLINE FOR STALK DESTRUCTION WAS EXTENDED.

* SESAME CROPS WERE DOING WELL...AND TILLAGE WORK WAS DONE ON
  FIELDS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER OATS.

* FORAGE QUANTITY SHOULD BE GOOD FOR MOST PASTURES GOING INTO THE
  WINTER MONTHS. BODY CONDITION SCORES ON CATTLE REMAINED GOOD.

* PECAN PRODUCERS REPORTED NUT DEVELOPMENT WAS CONTINUING TO MAKE
  GOOD PROGRESS WITH LOW INSECT PRESSURE.

* FALL VEGETABLE PRE-WATERING AND PLANTING ACTIVITIES ALSO TOOK
  PLACE. FALL CORN AND SOYBEAN FIELDS WERE BEING PLANTED.

* PRODUCERS WERE STARTING TO PLOW FIELDS IN PREPARATION FOR CROPS
  NEXT YEAR. RANGE AND PASTURE CONDITIONS REMAINED GOOD IN SOME
  AREAS.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.
ACCORDING TO THE FIRE DANGER MAP FROM THE TEXAS INTER-AGENCY
COORDINATION CENTER (TICC) ON SEPTEMBER 9...THERE IS LOW TO
MODERATE FIRE DANGER OVER SOUTH TEXAS...WITH THE LOW FIRE DANGER
OVER THE NORTHERN COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA AREA. THE RAINFALL
OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAS HELPED TO KEEP THE FIRE DANGER LOW.

KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDICES (KBDI) ARE LOW TO MODERATE OVER SOUTH
TEXAS...WITH THE HIGHEST VALUES OVER NUECES COUNTY. AS OF
SEPTEMBER 9...COUNTY-AVERAGED KBDI VALUES WERE:

700-800: NONE
600-700: NONE
500-600: NUECES
400-500: SAN PATRICIO AND KLEBERG
300-400: WEBB...DUVAL...JIM WELLS...LA SALLE...REFUGIO...ARANSAS
200-300: MCMULLEN...LIVE OAK...BEE...GOLIAD...VICTORIA...CALHOUN
  0-200: NONE

HOPEFULLY...ADDITIONAL RAINFALL FORECAST OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS WILL KEEP THE FIRE DANGER LOW...INCLUDING KBDI VALUES.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...
DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS...MOST OF SOUTH TEXAS HAS SEEN ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL. AS STATED IN THE SYNOPSIS...EXCEPT FOR THE
SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE REGION (MAINLY THE EASTERN PORTIONS
OF THE COASTAL COUNTIES)...MOST OF THE HSA SAW MORE THAN 200
PERCENT OF NORMAL RAINFALL DURING AUGUST. SO FAR IN
SEPTEMBER...RAINFALL AMOUNTS HAVE VARIED...WITH MOST AREAS NORTH
AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 37 SEEING ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL.
ALSO...MOST OF WEBB AND WESTERN KLEBERG COUNTIES HAVE SEEN ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL. HOWEVER...MOST OF NUECES COUNTY AND NORTHEASTERN
KLEBERG COUNTY HAS SEEN BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION (HENCE THE
CONTINUANCE OF THE DROUGHT).

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL AMOUNTS
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9...SO FAR IN 2016...AND FOR THE CURRENT WATER
YEAR AS OF OCTOBER 1 2016. ALL VALUES ARE IN INCHES. RAINFALL
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL ARE SHOWN IN PARENTHESIS:

                                                 2016 WATER YEAR
                   SEPTEMBER 9         2016         10/01/2015 -
                                                    09/09/2016

CORPUS CHRISTI     0.12 (-1.49)    25.41  (+4.46)  31.96 (+3.57)

VICTORIA           1.63 (+0.27)    31.21  (+2.98)  40.09 (+1.67)

LAREDO AIRPORT     0.34 (-0.64)    17.42  (+3.45)  22.34 (+4.09)

FOR THE THREE CLIMATE STATIONS...THE 2016 PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL
RAINFALL ARE: 121.3 PERCENT AT CORPUS CHRISTI...110.6 PERCENT AT
VICTORIA...AND 124.7 PERCENT AT LAREDO.

THE 2016 WATER YEAR PERCENTAGES ARE: 112.6 PERCENT AT CORPUS
CHRISTI...104.3 PERCENT AT VICTORIA...AND 122.4 PERCENT AT
LAREDO.

AUGUST BROUGHT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO CORPUS CHRISTI...BUT
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO VICTORIA AND LAREDO. WHILE CORPUS
CHRISTI HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES MAINLY DUE TO ABOVE NORMAL
MINIMUM TEMPERATURES...AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AT VICTORIA AND LAREDO
WERE MAINLY DUE TO BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES.
WHILE TEMPERATURES SO FAR IN SEPTEMBER HAVE TENDED TO BE SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL AT VICTORIA AND LAREDO...THEY HAVE BEEN WELL ABOVE
NORMAL AT CORPUS CHRISTI.

THERE IS A NOTABLE CHANGE IN THE UPCOMING FALL AND WINTER
OUTLOOKS. PREVIOUSLY...THERE WAS A BETTER CHANCE THAT LA NINA
CONDITIONS WOULD DEVELOP DURING THE UPCOMING WINTER. ALTHOUGH
CURRENT SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES (SST) IN THE NINO 3.4
REGION ARE AROUND -0.5 DEGREES CELSIUS...MORE RECENT MODEL
CONSENSUS NOW INDICATES THAT THERE IS A BETTER CHANCE THAT ENSO-
NEUTRAL (EL-NINO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION NEUTRAL) CONDITIONS WILL BE
PRESENT IN THE EQUATORIAL PACIFIC...AND THAT THE NINO 3.4 REGION
MAY ONLY EXPERIENCE SLIGHTLY NEGATIVE ANOMALIES (NOT REACHING THE
-0.5 DEGREES CELSIUS OR COOLER ANOMALIES FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE
QUARTERS REQUIRED FOR A LA NINA EVENT).

AS A RESULT...THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) IS NOW
PREDICTING A 55 TO 60 PERCENT CHANCE FOR ENSO-NEUTRAL CONDITIONS
DURING THE UPCOMING WINTER 2016-2017 SEASON. IF THIS HOLDS
TRUE...THEN THERE IS A BETTER CHANCE THAT SOUTH TEXAS WILL
EXPERIENCE A MORE NORMAL (OR PERHAPS NOT AS DRY) FALL AND WINTER
AS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...
THE RAINFALL FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (SEPTEMBER 10
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16) IS AS FOLLOWS. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY...AND ESPECIALLY
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AS TROPICAL MOISTURE MOVES TOWARD THE
REGION. RAIN CHANCES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE
EASTERN COASTAL BEND AND VICTORIA AREA (GENERALLY OVER AREAS EAST
OF INTERSTATE 37)...WITH BETWEEN 1/2 AND 1 INCH FARTHER WEST. AS
ALWAYS...LOCALLLY HIGHER AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED. MOST OF THIS
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS (SEPTEMBER 10
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16) IS AS FOLLOWS. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL BE
NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE PERIOD...MAINLY DUE TO
THE INCREASED CLOUD COVER AND RAIN-COOLED AREAS.

THE 8 TO 14 DAY RAINFALL OUTLOOK (SEPTEMBER 17 THROUGH SEPTEMBER
23) CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OVER SOUTH TEXAS. THE
CORRESPONDING TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OVER THE HSA.

THE MONTHLY RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER (ISSUED AUGUST 31)
SHOW EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE/BELOW/NORMAL RAINFALL OVER ALL OF
SOUTH TEXAS.

THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER (ISSUED AUGUST 31)
SHOW EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE/BELOW/NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER ALL
BUT EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE HSA (GREATER LIKELIHOOD
FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES).

THE THREE MONTH RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER THROUGH
NOVEMBER 2016 (ISSUED AUGUST 18) SHOWS EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE/BELOW/NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

THE THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER
THROUGH NOVEMBER 2016 (ISSUED AUGUST 18) SHOWS A GREATER
LIKELIHOOD FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE ENTIRE HSA.

THE SEPTEMBER 2016 DROUGHT OUTLOOK (ISSUED ON AUGUST 31) SHOWS
DROUGHT CONDITIONS LIKELY REMOVED OVER THE DROUGHT-STRICKEN
AREAS...WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HSA DROUGHT-FREE.

THE SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...VALID THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2016
(AND ISSUED ON AUGUST 18)...EXPECTS DROUGHT REMOVAL OVER THE
CURRENT DROUGHT AREAS...WITH NO DROUGHT DEVELOPMENT OVER THE
REMAINDER OF THE HSA.

HOWEVER...THE LONGER-TERM TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL SEASONAL
OUTLOOKS FOR THE UPCOMING COOL SEASON (OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2016
THROUGH MARCH - MAY 2017) STILL INDICATE THAT SOUTH TEXAS WILL
LIKELY HAVE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL.
IF THIS HOLDS TRUE...THEN DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY STILL DEVELOP
OVER SOUTH TEXAS BEFORE THE COOL SEASON ENDS. TIME WILL TELL.

THE LAGGED SOIL MOISTURE OUTLOOK VALID THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER
2016 CALLS FOR NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL SOIL CONDITIONS
OVER THE HSA.


HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
DUE TO THE RECENT RAINFALL...RESERVOIR LEVELS IN THE HSA HAVE
RISEN SLIGHTLY OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS. HOWEVER...THE INCREASES
HAVE TAPERED OFF.  ALSO...LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI IS NOW RELEASING
WATER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REASONS.

ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT USGS STREAMFLOW MAP...MOST RIVERS AND
CREEKS ARE RUNNING NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...EXCEPT FOR
COLETO CREEK AND SAN FERNANDO CREEK WHICH HAVE BELOW NORMAL FLOWS.
FLOWS ON THE RIO GRANDE ARE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL AS WELL.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE CURRENT RESERVOIR LEVELS (AS OF
SEPTEMBER 10) AND PREVIOUS LEVELS AS OF AUGUST 18.

RESERVOIR      NORMAL  CURRENT  PERCENT  PREVIOUS CHANGE
                POOL     POOL  CAPACITY    POOL    (FT)
CHOKE CANYON   220.5    201.7    35.8     198.2    +3.5
LAKE C. C.      94.0     91.9    62.9      88.4    +3.5
LAKE TEXANA     44.0     43.9   100.6      44.0    -0.1
COLETO CREEK    98.0     96.9     N/A      96.8    +0.1
CANYON DAM     909.0    909.1   102.0     909.7    -0.6
LAKE AMISTAD  1117.0   1096.9    59.0    1092.8    +4.1

THE COMBINED SYSTEM CAPACITY FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI RESERVOIR
SYSTEM AS OF AUGUST 18 IS AT 54.9 PERCENT...WHICH IS 10.8
PERCENTAGE POINTS HIGHER THAN ON AUGUST 18.

WITH THE PEAK OF THE TROPICAL SEASON STARTING TO WANE...IT APPEARS
MORE LIKELY THAT SOUTH TEXAS WILL LIKELY NEED A STALLED FRONTAL
BOUNDARY COMBINED WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT RE-
CHARGE TO ITS RESERVOIRS IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS. OTHERWISE...WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL DURING THE COOL
SEASON...RESERVOIR LEVELS MAY FALL.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
UNLESS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE DEVELOPS IN THE NEXT MONTH...THIS
WILL BE THE LAST DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT UNTIL SEVERE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS (OR GREATER) DEVELOP OVER A SIGNIFICANT
PORTION OF THE HSA.


RELATED WEB SITES...
NWS CORPUS CHRISTI DROUGHT PAGE:
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/CRP/?N=DROUGHT

ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS)...
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (INCLUDES DROUGHT AND SOIL MOISTURE
OUTLOOKS...DROUGHT ARCHIVES AND TEMPERATURE/RAINFALL OUTLOOKS)...
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/MONITOR.HTML

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (INCLUDES ONLY TEXAS)...
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM_STATE.HTM?TX,S

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV

TEXAS DROUGHT MONITORING SITE...
HTTP://WWW.TXWIN.NET/MONITORING/METEOROLOGICAL/DROUGHT/INDICES.HTM

NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV

DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER...
HTTP://DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU/

NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER...
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU

TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD DROUGHT WEBSITE
HTTP://WWW.WATERDATAFORTEXAS.ORG/DROUGHT/

VEGETATION DROUGHT RESPONSE INDEX
HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU.VEGDRI/VEGDRI_MAIN.HTM?EV

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.HPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

STANDARDIZED PRECIPITATION INDEX (SPI)...
HTTP://WWW.WRCC.DRI.EDU/SPI/SPI.HTML

AGNEWS: TEXAS A & M AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM (CROP AND WEATHER REPORT)...
HTTP://TODAY.AGRILIFE.ORG

TEXAS INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER (TICC)...
HTTP://WWW.TAMU.EDU/TICC/

TEXAS BURN BANS...HTTP://TFSFRP.TAMU.EDU/WILDFIRES/DECBAN.PNG

TEXAS KBDI...HTTP://WEBGIS.TAMU.EDU/TFS/KBDI_DAILY/KBDICOUNTY.PNG

TEXAS OBSERVED FIRE DANGER...
HTTP://TWC.TAMU.EDU/TFS/RAWS/RAWSD.PNG

TEXAS FORECAST FIRE DANGER...
HTTP://TWC.TAMU.EDU/TFS/RAWS/RAWSFCST.PNG

TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (WATER RESTRICTIONS):
WWW.TCEQ.TEXAS.GOV/DRINKINATER/TROT/LOCATION.HTML

CORPUS CHRISTI WATER DEPARTMENT...
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/GOVERNMENT/WATER

CORPUS CHRISTI WATER CONSERVATION
WWW.CCTEXAS.COM/ASSETS/DEPARTMENTS/WATER/FILES/WATERCONSERVATIONPLAN.PDF

VICTORIA WATER CONSERVATION:
WWW.VICTORIATX.ORG/PIO/PDFS/WATERSAVINGMETHODS.PDF

LAREDO WATER RESTRICTIONS AND CONSERVATION...
WWW.CI.LAREDO.TX.US/UTILITIES05/ORDINANCE/2009_ORDINANCE.PDF

CITY OF VICTORIA WEB SITE...WWW.VICTORIATX.ORG

CITY OF LAREDO WEB SITE...WWW.CI.LAREDO.TX.US

CITY OF PORTLAND WEB SITE...WWW.PORTLANDTX.COM

TEXAS CROP AND WEATHER REPORTS...WWW.TODAY.AGRILIFE.ORG

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
NWS...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/
USGS...HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/
IBWC...HTTP://IBWC.STATE.GOV/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE USDA...STATE
AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT
MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED
FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
SERVICES...THE USDA...USACE AND USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION
STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
426 PINSON DRIVE
CORPUS CHRISTI TX 78406
PHONE: 361-289-0959
SR-CRP.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

$$

GW



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