CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon has announced the launch of a new website that will provide detailed, updated information on drought conditions in Wyoming.
Developed through a collaboration of multiple state and federal agencies, drought.wyo.gov will be a resource for multiple sectors that monitor drought conditions.
The site provides resources and information for specific sectors impacted by drought, including agriculture, tourism, recreation, municipalities and water utilities. It also offers information on federal and state resources and assistance available to those impacted by drought. Information on wildfire conditions and restrictions, plus links to United States Department of Agriculture drought disaster designations for Wyoming, are also available on the website.
The site is a cooperative effort between a state and federal drought conditions monitoring team that includes state agencies, the University of Wyoming Extension, USDA, United States Geological Survey and the National Weather Service.
Wyoming has been experiencing drought conditions since 2020, and this past winter’s average snowpack did not alleviate dry soil conditions that existed entering the winter.