Most of North Dakota is experiencing a severe drought. NDSU Agriculture has assembled important resources for dealing with the drought. Access them now. 

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Water Hole water supply in drought
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NEED HELP?

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.

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RELIEF PROGRAMS

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

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LATEST CONDITIONS

UPDATE

from Adnan Akyuz, Ph.D State Climatologist

Summary (July 22, 2021)

  • Based on the DM map published this morning, an Exceptional Drought category covered 8% of the state, a 0.44 percent reduction compared to the last week’s coverage (Slide 11).
  • Based on the same map, 100% of the state is in drought. Ninety-seven percent of the state is in at least a Severe Drought category, and 49% of the state is in an Extreme Drought category (Slide 11). 
  • This week, the Drought Severity and Coverage Index (DSCI) value is 354, which is a 6-point worsening compared to last week (Slide 15)
  • The estimated population in the drought area is 672,591 (no change compared to last week).
Video Playlist: Preparing for and Managing Drought on the Ranch