Missouri Drought Assessment Committee Meeting Next Month

A drought assessment committee will meet next month at the state capital.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Drought Assessment Committee will convene on Monday, October 4, to continue coordinating a comprehensive state and federal response to drought conditions affecting portions of the state.

It is the committee’s fourth meeting since Governor Mike Parson issued a drought alert on May 31.

The Drought Assessment Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. October 4, at the Lewis and Clark Building in Jefferson City.

The meeting is open to the public and will also be livestreamed.

The Agriculture Impact Team, comprised of technical experts, will meet at 1 p.m. on September 21.

The team gathers information and provides reports and recommendations to the Drought Assessment Committee.

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

Nearly all of Missouri has experienced at least abnormally dry conditions this summer.