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Hay short, livestock watering restrictions in place in Schuyler County, Missouri
7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

Water Supply & Quality
Schuyler County, MO

Start Date: 7/9/2018 - End Date: 7/12/2018
We thought hay was 50% short in Schuyler, but since that report on June 29th, I believe it is closer to 65% short. Here are some pond pictures from Schuyler County [pictures not included]. These are the norm this year. ECP is now available in Schuyler. My other counties are also dry – Scotland, Clark, Macon, and part of Adair, but none quite as much as Schuyler. Producers in Schuyler are currently looking for several thousand bales of hay –for instance, two producers, one who is done haying his normal acres and one who is 75% done are each looking for 1000 large round bales. The Schuyler County water district is screening new meters, with restrictions for livestock watering. I am in communication with the rural water department to see what we can work out. From Schuyler County, Missouri, on July 9, 2018. Via the Missouri Extension DIR, the submitter of this report also noted the following at this location: Degree of dryness: Severely Dry. Sector impacted: Agriculture