North-central Montanas drought status worsens
May 16, 2002
The federal government has recognized what north-central Montana residents have known for some time the area is in severe, possibly record, drought conditions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set the drought conditions in the Havre area to D4 the highest level possible.
"It doesn't get any worse than that," Steve Snezek, spokesman for Lt. Gov. Karl Ohs, said today.
Ohs was at a meeting of the governor's drought advisory task force, which he chairs, this morning and could not be reached for comment.
The area in north-central Montana is not only the worst in the state for drought condi...