Gordon Administration Launches New Wyoming Drought Resources Website

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced the launch of a new website Wednesday that will provide detailed, updated information on drought conditions in Wyoming. The website drought.wyo.gov, was developed through a collaboration of multiple state and federal agencies and is intended to be a resource for multiple sectors that monitor drought conditions. According to the Governor’s Office, the site provides resources and information for specific sectors impacted by drought, including agriculture, tourism, recreation, municipalities and water utilities. It also offers information on federal and state resources and assistance available to those impacted by drought. Information on wildfire conditions and restrictions plus links to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) drought disaster designations for Wyoming are also available on the website.

Governor Gordon said the goal of developing the site is to make relevant and timely information available in a single location and this effort capitalizes on the collaborative partnerships already in place between state and federal agencies and allows us to better communicate program resources. The site is a cooperative effort between a state and federal drought conditions monitoring team that is made up of State of Wyoming agencies, the University of Wyoming Extension, USDA, United States Geological Survey and the National Weather Service. Wyoming has been experiencing drought conditions since 2020 and this past winter’s average snowpack did not alleviate dry soil conditions that existed entering the winter.

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Thomas Jones
14 days ago

It rains and snows, and sometimes it doesn’t. You can’t control the weather. Just more spending in search of a problem. I thought WY was out to cut spending?