National Drought Mitigation Center

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Grasses dry, trees dropping leaves prematurely in Clackamas County, Oregon
8/6/2018 7:23:03 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Clackamas County, OR

Start Date: 8/4/2018 - End Date: 8/4/2018
Fire danger is extreme now, all outdoor burning is banned. There is enough ground moisture that the berries are able to plump up a little as they ripen. Grasses are crunchy dry. Some of the bigleaf maples and black cottonwoods in the forest are losing a few leaves prematurely. Birds and wasps are quick to come to any source of moisture that is out. The creek is low. Ferns and horsetails are starting to dry. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Estacada 5.2 WNW on 8/4/2018