Gordon announces new drought resource website

WYOMING – Gov. Mark Gordon announced new drought resources this week for those curious or in need.

A new website, drought.wyo.gov, was developed through collaborations with multiple state and federal agencies and is meant to be a valuable resource for multiple sectors that monitor drought conditions.

Some of the resources and information will help specific sectors like agriculture, tourism, recreation, municipalities and water utilities. The site will also offer information on federal and state resources and assistance availabilities to those impacted by current drought conditions throughout most of Wyoming and the West.

Information on wildfire conditions and restrictions, plus links to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s drought disaster designations for Wyoming, are also available on the website.

“Our goal in developing this resource is to make relevant and timely information available in a single location,” Gov. Gordon said. “This effort capitalizes on the collaborative partnerships already in place between state and federal agencies and allows us to better communicate program resources.”

Some of the entities involved in the project, in addition to State of Wyoming agencies, include the University of Wyoming Extension, USDA, United States Geological Survey and the National Weather Service.

Wyoming has been experiencing drought conditions since 2020 and the recent winter’s average snowpack did not alleviate the dry soil conditions that existed before the winter.