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Despite Snow, Drought Remains
Despite Snow, Drought Remains
The Northwest has seen several storms over the past couple of weeks, boosting the snowpack numbers.  But unfortunately, those storms have done very little to address the on-going drought.  Climatologist Zach Hoylman said the Pacific Northwest has seen cooler than average temperatures this winter, helping the region’s snowpack.  But, he was quick to po...
Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance Looks To Address The Needs Of All Farmers
Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance Looks To Address The Needs Of All Farmers
It’s a new group of ag organizations, with a goal of tackling drought concerns threatening both livelihoods and potentially the food supply.  The newly formed Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance include the Oregon Farm Bureau, the state Cattleman’s Association, Dairy Farmers Association, Water Resources Congress, as well as the Oregon Association of Nurseries.  The OAN’s Jeff Ston...
NRCS: Recent Snowstorms Did Not Have A Big Impact On Idaho Snowpack
NRCS: Recent Snowstorms Did Not Have A Big Impact On Idaho Snowpack
The snowstorms of mid-April and early-May dropped a lot of snow in the higher elevations across Idaho, but according to the NRCS, those storms didn’t greatly impact the drought and water situation across the state. Corey Loveland with NRCS-Idaho said the state had already seen a large portion of the snowpack melt off, meaning what fell over the past 30 days really didn’t add to the snowpack, more
Drought Designations Declared In Oregon
Drought Designations Declared In Oregon
Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued drought declarations for four counties, Monday afternoon. Citing low snowpack, low reservoir levels and low streamflows, Brown declared drought emergencies in Deschutes, Lake, Malheur and Grant counties. She said forecasted water supply conditions and precipitation levels are not expected to improve, with drought likely to have a significant economic impact on fa

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