JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Drought Assessment Committee will convene Aug. 22 to discuss a comprehensive state and federal response to drought conditions affecting various portions of the state.
It will be the committee’s third meeting since Governor Mike Parson issued a drought alert May 31 with Executive Order 23-05.
The Drought Assessment Committee will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the East Elm Street Conference Center, 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City. The meeting is open to the public and will also be livestreamed via Webex at stateofmo.webex.com/stateofmo/j.phpMTID=m709917907a1a886e19cbe9ecd86c84ea.
The Drought Assessment Committee is made up of representatives from state and federal partner agencies who provide information, recommendations and coordination to mitigate impacts of the drought.
Executive Order 23-05 declared a drought alert for Missouri counties that are in moderate, severe or extreme drought. Nearly all of Missouri has experienced at least abnormally dry conditions this summer.
Residents are encouraged to assist local, state and national decision makers better understand drought conditions in their area by submitting a survey form via the Condition Monitoring Observer Reports (CMOR) service at droughtimpacts.unl.edu/Tools/ConditionMonitoringObservations.aspx.
Updated drought information, including a link to the U.S. Drought Monitor map of Missouri, and much more, is available at dnr.mo.gov/drought.