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Root for Rain!

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

I post this U.S. Drought Monitor map periodically, and most of the time the focus is on a specific region. However, this December looks to be continuing both short and long-term droughts across wide swaths of the country. California’s disaster will need years or longer to heal, but the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains are also seeing some dry areas. The Southeast has turned very dry while our Northeast continues a severe to even extreme drought as well. The Great Lakes are helping our region stay near precipitation averages, but much of the rest of the country seems to be on a tough streak. Water is life. When we do not receive what we “should” then it impacts all aspects of our environment, including us. So, in short, root for rain!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator