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Water Hole water supply in drought


NDSU Extension develops and updates resources to help farmers and ranchers cope with drought conditions. Contact your NDSU Extension county office if you have questions or want additional information.

Learn more about dealing with farm & ranch stress


There are a number of government programs available to provide relief to ag producers impacted by the drought.

Learn more about drought relief programs



Latest Report - April 18,  2024

Greg Gust, NDDES Meteorologist 
in support of 
ND SCO and the ND Ag Disaster Response


  • Next rain event set for Sunday night (west) into Monday (east). Should be wet and not flakey.
  • Else, temperatures will be a touch chilly headed into the weekend, but turning sunny and mild by Sunday.
  • For now: the Drought Monitor map valid on April 16th, published April 18th, has some slight improvements to the ND map. Persistent area of D1 to D2 in northeast ND, with widespread D0 elsewhere. Touch of D1 in far NW and far SW corners of the state.
  • Overall, near to slightly normal temperatures are expected from late April into May, and beyond, while precipitation remains fickle.  

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Ranch Drought Management Videos

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Government Programs - Drought

Information about government programs for ag producers being affected by drought
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-breen algae, can produce toxins that are harmful to livestock


Information on dealing with drought conditions in livestock production.