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Drought conditions continue to worsen


July 22, 2021

Occasional downpours may have punctuated the last couple of weeks, but Crook County is not out of the woods when it comes to drought. In fact, the situation has continued to worsen, with approximately one third of the county now listed as under extreme drought.

The western portion of the county is now entirely classified at extreme drought level, just one level below the most extreme drought conditions included in the U.S. Drought Monitor’s scale.

The eastern third of Crook County is meanwhile mostly under severe drought, with a thin sliver of moderate drought on the eastern border.


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