Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“State Still Feeling Effects of Drought”

Statewide drought persists despite recent rains and a end-of-summer cool-off.

However, according to Woodward County Emergency Manager, Matt Lehenbauer, Woodward County’s recent rainy August has helped keep the area out of a more severe status. “One thing we want to really watch is the water table,” Lehenbauer said. “Right now, because of the rains we had in August, the water table is up and we are in pretty good shape. But that can change quickly.” Despite the slightly improved condition of Woodward, Lehenbauer said areas west and in the Panhandle and rural residents who have wells need to watch carefully for signs their wells are struggling.

Read more at: woodwardnews.net

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