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Dry conditions causing problems for agricultural producers in Otero County, Colorado
3/11/2018 2:41:49 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Fire
AFFECTED AREAS:
Otero County, CO

Start Date: 9/1/2017 - End Date: 3/6/2018
Continued drought conditions combined with higher than average temps and high winds have raised local concerns. Ag lands have began to blow. Prepared fields being ripped, ditches filling with dirt. Tillage efforts unable to bring moisture to surface to stop blowing. Irrigated wheat showing declining conditions. Local fire department on high alert and seeing brush fires daily. From Otero County, Colorado, on March 6, 2018
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