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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 4,  2024

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


  • Next rain event set for Saturday evening into Sunday, west, and Sunday into early Monday, east.
  • Else, temperatures will be mild this weekend, with low temps staying above freezing for most all the state.
  • For now: the Drought Monitor map valid on April 2nd, published April 4th, has some slight improvements to the ND map. Persistent area of D1 to D2 in northeast ND, with widespread D0 elsewhere.
  • Overall, near to above normal temperatures are expected through April 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.