Northwest Drought Numbers Improve But Far From Normal

Drought conditions across the Northwest improved this week, but that does not mean the region is where is should be for this time of year. Oregon continues to struggle with drought, with nearly 22% of the state under a D3 designation, or Extreme Drought, and 55% at a D2, or Severe Drought. In fact only 9% of Oregon is where it should be for this time of year.

Idaho is very dry as well, with 84% of the state considered abnormally dry for this time of year. The most severe drought conditions remain in Blaine County in the south central portion of the state.

Soil moisture conditions are much better in Washington, with 76% of the Evergreen State where it should be for this time of year.

If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *