National Drought Mitigation Center

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Lack of moisture continuing to cause problems for livestock in Grand and Emery counties in Utah
3/11/2018 9:35:27 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Emery County, UT
Green River, UT
Grand County, UT
Moab, UT
Thompson Springs, UT

Start Date: 9/18/2017 - End Date: 3/6/2018
Multiple facets of the operation are changing daily and multiple new expenditures occurring due to lack of moisture from rainfall or snow pack; these include hauling water to multiple locations multiple times a day, more cattle in the feed yard due to lack of grazing area with adequate water and moisture for regrowth of plant life, daily herding of cattle to areas with forage so they do not grub off areas near the water tanks that we haul to daily. Major potential for minimal regrowth in growing season. Potential multi-year effect of decreased ability to handle cattle. From Emery County, Utah, on March 6, 2018