Drought Forums Scheduled for Aug.,Sept



Helena, Mont. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney announced a series of drought forums to be held in several communities across Montana.  The forums will allow Montana citizens to weigh in on the 2016 update of the Montana Drought Response Plan.


Meetings are scheduled in Havre, Billings, Bozeman and Missoula at the following times and locations:



In light of current dry conditions, Lt. Governor Cooney, who chairs the Governor's Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee, wants input from local communities on steps the state can take to help them prepare for and respond to drought.  Cooney and the committee are in the process of updating the State's current Drought Response Plan.

Drought in Montana is cyclical and impacts can be reduced by early warning and coordinated response.  Communities with clear, locally-driven response plans for times of low stream flow and soil moisture conditions have shown an ability to adapt to drought impacts and economic hardship.  

For more information on the current Montana Drought Management Plan, visit drought.mt.gov.



Source:  Montana Dept. Natural Resources and Conservation




Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS


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