Northwest Soils Very Dry For Early April

Soils continue to dry out a cross the Northwest. According to the latest numbers from NASS, 12% of Idaho’s topsoil moisture is very short, while 14% if short. In Washington 15% of the topsoil moisture is very short, while 32% is short. And in Oregon, 25% of the topsoil moisture is very shot, with another 34% short.

The subsoil moisture numbers for the three states are very similar. Those dry conditions have taken a toll on pasture and range conditions across the region. In Idaho, 27% of pasture is considered very poor to poor. In Oregon, 30% of pasture and range land is very poor to poor. In Washington, that figure is 54%

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