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Drought Disaster Declared for 72 Counties in 9 States

Posted by feww on May 31, 2013

Drought Disaster Plagues at least 1,260 Counties across the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 72 additional counties in nine states as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.

The latest designations including both primary and contiguous disaster areas are:-

  • Texas:   Total of  20 counties including Aransas, Atascosa, Crane, Bexar, Ector, La Salle a, Medin, Refugio, Ward, Calhoun, Frio, Live Oak, Neuces, San Patricio, Wilson, Crockett, Karnes, McMullen, Pecos and Upton.
  • Utah: 13 Counties including Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Beaver, Emery, Juab, Utah, Carbon, Garfield, Millard, Wayne Rich and Summit.
  • Montana:  9 Counties including Jefferson, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Lewis and Clark, Silver Bow, Broadwater, Gallatin and Powell.
  • Idaho:  7 Counties including Canyon, Owyhee, Payette, Washington, Bear Lake, Bonneville and Cariboulll.
  • Nebraska:  6 Counties including Nuckolls, Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Thayer and Webster.
  • Nevada: 6 Counties including Humboldt, Eureka, Elko, Lander, Nye and White Pine.
  • Wyoming: Lincoln, Uinta, Sublette, Sweetwater and Teton counties.
  • Oregon: Malheur, Baker, Grant and Harney counties.
  • Kansas: Adams and Clay counties.

drought disaster map -29may2013
U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of May 29, 2013. A total of at least 1,260 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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