National Drought Mitigation Center

National Drought Mitigation Center
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Hay and small grain yields reduced in Bowman and Slope counties in North Dakota
8/10/2017 2:37:53 PM

Bowman County, ND
Slope County, ND

Start Date: 5/1/2017 - End Date: 8/9/2017
Recent rainfall has been a blessing to those that have received the rain. But, the thunderstorms have been spotty and localized. Therefore, the reports of rain have not been general enough to impact the intensity of the drought we are suffering. Pastures have dried up and gone dormant. Hay yields were at 75% of normal. Small grain yields are reduced and early indications are showing a 75% reduction in yield. From Bowman County, North Dakota, on August 9, 2017