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Pastures, creek affected by dry conditions in Marion County, Oregon
8/7/2017 3:15:22 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Marion County, OR

Start Date: 8/6/2017 - End Date: 8/6/2017
49 days now with no moisture and several days the high temperature records were broken (107°F in Salem). Pasture is completely dry and brown. Starting to add a little hay for the cows to feed on. Several days this past week we had heavy smoke haze from forest fires in British Columbia, Canada. The smoke is gone now but could come back and so far the smoke from the Whitewater fire (1500+ acres) just east of us has moved SW and missed us. Our local bobcat is becoming a problem, killing several cats and some of the neighbor's chickens. May have to get a trapper out to trap and move him. Mill Creek still has some water but not much. Neighbors are now combining their radish fields for its seed and most all the local wheat fields have been combined. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Stayton 6 ENE on 8/6/2017