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How is a Drought Disaster Declared?

Current disaster designations: Automatic federal designation applies when, during the growing season, any portion of a county meets the D2 (Severe Drought) drought intensity value for 8 consecutive weeks – or a higher drought intensity value for any length of time as reported in the U.S. Drought Monitor.

11 May 2021: USDA Designates Two Wyoming Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
10 May 2021: USDA Designates 19 Wyoming Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas