Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared an
agricultural drought emergency due to drought conditions in 50
counties in North Dakota.
The declaration requires state agencies to prepare drought
response support services.
The executive order covers 50 counties as well as the five
Indian reservations in North Dakota.
The U.S. Drought Monitor Index shows that 87 percent of North
Dakota is experiencing drought conditions and portions of 20
counties are classified as suffering from severe drought.