Drought Conditions Extreme In The Panhandle

KSCB News - May 6, 2011 8:12 am

As extreme drought conditions continue
across much of Oklahoma agriculture officials are urging state
farmers to consider all options before plowing their fields.
The president of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation
Districts says dry conditions could result in excessive wind
erosion because of the strong winds and dry soils.
Many Oklahoma farmers are abandoning their wheat fields due to
the drought.
The Oklahoma Climatological Survey began reporting dry
conditions in October, and the U.S. Drought Monitor noted in
January that central Oklahoma was experiencing a severe drought.
The Drought Monitor’s latest report calls the drought
exceptional in the southwest corner of the state and the western
Panhandle, extreme in western Oklahoma and severe in central
sections of the state.


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