Governor Parson to address drought conditions in Missouri at committee meeting on Thursday

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KMIZ)

Gov. Michael Parson plans to meet with state leaders Thursday about drought conditions in Missouri.

The governor is scheduled to speak at the first meeting of the Missouri Drought Assessment Committee at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building in Jefferson City at 10 a.m. The public meeting is scheduled to run until noon.

Anyone unable to attend in person at 1101 N. Riverside Dr. can find a live stream of the meeting on the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website.

On July 21, the governor signed an executive order directing the DNR to convene the committee to help guide Missouri’s drought response.

Drought conditions as of July 26

According to the Department of Natural Resources, the committee is made up of representatives from state and federal partner agencies who can help provide information, recommendations and coordination to mitigate the impacts of the ongoing drought.

The executive order signed by the governor declared a drought alert for 53 counties in Missouri.

New drought data is expected to be released on Thursday. Updated information on drought conditions is available on the MNR website.

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