Missouri Still Under Drought Alert

Missouri’s drought alert has been extended to September first. The executive order signed by Governor Mike Parson directs continued coordination of state resources and combined response efforts until conditions improve in drought-impacted areas. Zach Leasor (lease-or), state climatologist, tells Missourinet that the “April showers” need to continue…

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Governor Parson says the alert will continue if the state’s farmers and ranchers are struggling from the effects of prolonged dryness and concerns over commercial navigation along the riverways continue. The lack of precipitation and below-normal streamflow over the past year have kept the Show-Me State under a continuous drought alert since May 31st of last year.