Drought Assessment Committee Will Meet May 13

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Drought Assessment Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, in Jefferson City to continue coordinating a comprehensive state and federal response to drought conditions affecting portions of the state.

This will be the Drought Assessment Committee’s first meeting since Governor Mike Parson continued the state’s drought alert to September 1.

Missouri has been under a drought alert continuously since May 2023. 

A previous drought alert was also active from July 2022 to March 2023.

The meeting is at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, located at 1101 North Riverside Drive in Jefferson City. 

The meeting is open to the public and also live-streamed via Webex.

The Drought Assessment Committee is composed of representatives from state and federal partner agencies who provide information, recommendations, and coordination to mitigate the impacts of the drought.