Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

ROOSEVELT COUNTY IN EXTREME DROUGHT

The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners declared an extreme drought and fire danger emergency within the unincorporated areas of Roosevelt County during their regular Commission meeting.

Roosevelt County has been raised to Exceptional Drought status, based upon current drought indices published by the U.S. Drought Monitor Report, lack of precipitation, low humidity, and abundance of wildland grass and dry, fine fuels that there is a serious likelihood of fire danger in Roosevelt County.

This resolution should help farmers and ranchers gain additional access to financial support through various drought programs. This resolution was renewed in December, and will be reviewed again by the commission at the Jan 12th regular meeting.

For more information, please contact the Administrative Offices at 575.356.5307.

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