Surveys show how local people struggle with drought
March 26, 2002
Two surveys conducted in the last month by the Hill, Liberty and Chouteau county commissions yielded one overwhelming response: People need help dealing with the four-year drought afflicting north-central Montana.
The first survey, which was mailed to the counties' agricultural producers, sought comment on topics like water, livestock and Conservation Reserve Program grazing and how the shortage of rain is impacting each. The second went to businesses, asking owners how the drought is affecting their day-to-day operations.
The purpose of the polls, according to Liberty County Commissioner E...