Drought resources

Drought Resources

United States Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor

Weekly maps of drought conditions in Missouri. Produced jointly by NOAA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Nitrate Problems in Livestock Feed and Water

Toxic feed

A drought can cause dangerous nitrate concentrations that may be great enough to harm plants or animals.

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Drought-Related Issues in Forage, Silage and Baleage

Drought damaged forage

Drought causes high levels of nitrates in forage and crops used for silage and baleage.

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Small crops in a drought stricken field.

Drought information

MU Extension has several resources for mitigating the effects of drought.

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Drought in Missouri

Drought impacts some parts of Missouri almost every year. In extreme years, drought stresses millions of acres, animals, and people in Missouri.

The drought monitor map is updated weekly to show which areas of the state fall into a category of drought. The map changes based on reports from landowners and residents, so the accuracy of the map is dependent on your reports. Report drought conditions in your area by clicking the link on the left-hand side of the page. Each drought category is defined by certain criteria from the United States Drought Monitor.

U.S. Drought Monitor

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