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Well even after the rainfall over the last several days, drought conditions are still holding tough across Arkansas and Oklahoma. Arkansas is in really bad shape compared to Oklahoma; close to 70% of the state is reporting an extreme drought.
I want to explain the differences between the classifications.
Some damage to crops, pastures; streams, reservoirs, or wells low, some water shortages developing or imminent; voluntary water-use restrictions requested
Crop or pasture losses likely; water shortages common; water restrictions imposed
Major crop/pasture losses; widespread water shortages or restrictions
Unless we get major rainfall, the extreme drought conditions will likely persist!
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