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County slips back into drought

Crook County has once again slipped into drought conditions due to an ongoing “snow drought”.

The latest data from the National Integrated Drought Information System shows that, during the last month, 95% of the county has entered a state of moderate drought.

The western half of the nation is currently experiencing a snow drought, with snow water equivalent below normal at 78% of stations. Northern Wyoming is among the hardest hit areas.

Though the southwest could see conditions continue to improve over the next few weeks, the northwest is leaning towards dry do to the typical El Niño winter p...

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