Drought Conditions Worsen on Western Prairies

According to the latest Drought Monitor report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, warm and dry conditions across much of the Prairies in May caused drought conditions to worsen, especially in Alberta.

As of May 31st, an estimated 79 per cent of the Prairie region was classified as abnormally dry or in moderate to extreme drought, including 82 per cent of the region’s agricultural landscape.

That compares with 65 per cent in the abnormally dry to severe drought range the previous month, when 78 per cent of the agricultural land was impacted.

By the end of May an estimated nine per cent of the Prairies was dealing with severe to extreme drought, up from four per cent at the end of April.

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