Spring may only be a few days old, but there are several locations that are very dry for this time of year. According to the latest USDA numbers, nearly 13% of Oregon is under a D-3, or Extreme Drought. Most of that is confined to Klamath and Lake counties as well as Central Oregon. In fact, less than 20% of the state is where it should be for this time of year.
The other two states are not nearly as dry. Currently, 38% of Idaho is where it should be as far as soil moisture is concerned for this time of year, while 61% of the state is considered abnormally dry. In Washington 73% of the state is on par, while 26% of the state is abnormally dry.
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