Drought news: On the southeastern Colorado plains the grass is not greening up due to little or no soil moisture

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Anthony Mestas):

“A lot of farmers who are working the ground are finding that there’s no surface moisture, no submoisture and the (Arkansas) river is not coming up. The river is just low enough to keep a lot of ditches that normally should be running water right now out of priority,” [Chuck Hanagan, county executive director for the Farm Service Agency in Otero and Crowley counties] said…

“It’s been hot, it’s been dry and the wind is blowing. That puts everybody on edge,” he said.

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