Drought Calls For Precautions

Most of southwest Oklahoma is under severe or extreme drought conditions. The dry conditions have called for officials to urge everyone who plans to visit the Wichita Mountain Wild Life Refuge to be extra cautious. The drought has put a few restrictions in place such as no open burning or campfires until the burn ban has been lifted. Oklahoma winds and dry gas can cause a grass fire to get out of control easily, which could endanger all the wildlife in the refuge and surrounding communities. If the drought conditions continue on into spring with no rain, not only will there be a drought but there wouldn’t be a normal growing season which will reduce the amount of food available for livestock.

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