Drought creeps back into county


September 8, 2022

Jeff Moberg

The bright green grass has long since given way to the familiar browns and golds of late summer. While Crook County is no longer in a condition of severe drought, the land is drying out fast.

The drought conditions that have plagued Crook County over the last couple of years have largely lifted, but the latest climate reports show this region creeping slowly back towards dry conditions.

The good news is that the drought conditions are considerably less severe at this time and have the potential to resolve for most of the county within the next few weeks.

The northeastern corner of the county is now listed as experiencing moderate drought conditions, while the rest of the county is currently "abnormally dry", according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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