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Western Governors Worry About Drought

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The Western Governors’ Association is again voicing concerns about the persistent drought conditions over the western states documented in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook.”  The WGA points out that the predictions for the period between now and September, call for the region to be faced with receding reservoir levels and above average wildfire potential.  Already, the Bureau of Reclamation has begun a significant draft of water from Jackson Lake for the parched fields of Idaho, and fire officials here say while the current fire rating is still moderate, they expect it to increase to high in the days ahead.

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