By Tim Leeds 

Drought persists in north-central Montana

Fear of high fire risks starting soon

 

Last updated 6/30/2022 at 7:46pm

Havre Daily News/Katelyn Maloughney

Dry beach is seen at Fresno Reservoir Thursday. While early to mid-June rains helped with the drought in the area, it was not enough to make up for the moisture deficit experienced this year and in the past few years. This part of north-central Montana is listed as in the worst condition in the state on the federal drought monitor map released Thursday.

While some rain fell in this part of north-central Montana in the first part of June, and substantial precipitation hit much of the state from April through June, most of the state has moved from dry or drought condition listings on the U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday. Most of Hill and Liberty counties still are listed as in extreme or exceptional drought, the two worst listings on the monitor.

Blaine County has moved from being listed as in extreme drought to mostly in severe drought, with the very northeast corner shown as in moderate drought.

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