Please visit the following links that have been established to provide information on the drought and the resources that have been made available.
These pages are updated as new information is released or new resources become available.
Contact information for various entities are also listed and we encourage individuals to contact those entities regarding their specific needs.
Additionally, the official Drought Declaration is based upon the analysis of drought conditions through the U.S. Drought Monitor, which is published weekly and is based upon both objective rainfall and climate conditions and subjective information submitted by residents. To be included in the Drought Declaration, a county must be in drought condition of D2-Severe Drought or greater. The Drought Declaration is written in such a way that once a county obtains that condition, they are automatically included in the Declaration.
The Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture are encouraging residents to submit their local perspective and provide documentation of conditions to either of these drought reporting websites: