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Summer Drought

So far, July has brought us a healthy amount of rain compared to past years here in Broadwater County. We did have the snowmelt in Montana 2-3 weeks earlier this year, because of this, the state of Montana is now dependent on summer rains to make up any deficit in soil moisture or stream flows. 

Below is the Drought Resiliency Index for the month of July and precipitation information for the month of June:

[custom_headline type=”center” level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″]Broadwater County Drought Resiliency Index Report[/custom_headline][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]July 2, 2016[/custom_headline]



[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]Canyon Ferry Reservoir[/custom_headline]



[pullquote type=”right”]Inflow is over 4,000 cfs lower than the 30 year average, putting the inflow at only 38%.[/pullquote]






 [custom_headline type=”left” level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]Deep Creek Stream Flow[/custom_headline]

[pullquote type=”left”]Deep Creek is well below the 4 year Average and significantly down from last week. [/pullquote]


[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]Broadwater County Precipitation & Average Temperature[/custom_headline]


[pullquote type=”left”]Average Rainfall in Broadwater County was 0.45″ in June and 2.67″ in May. [/pullquote][pullquote type=”right”]Average Temperature during the month of June was 65 degrees F.[/pullquote]


Let’s continue being strong stewards of the land and prepare to be more drought resilient!

If you are interested in receiving any more information contact Katie Mumford, Broadwater Conservation District’s Big Sky Watershed Corps Member:   or     406-266-3146 x102




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