Dry March, uncertain spring moisture, concerns Montana officials

Dry March, uncertain spring moisture, concerns Montana officials

Source: KPVI
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Montana saw a drier than usual March that has agriculture and wildland fire officials worried.

“I don’t know that we’ve had an end of March map look like this ever, which is pretty concerning” said Michael Downey, Water Planning Section supervisor for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

Downey spoke following presentations to the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Committee during an online meeting Thursday. The map he was referring to shows the state’s drought status, which in eastern Montana continues to look dire.