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Condition Monitoring Report  
Station Number: NM-DB-4
Station Name: Fort Sumner 0.5 SSW
Report Date: 4/13/2021
Submitted: 4/13/2021 12:25 PM
Scale Bar: Severely Dry
All "report categories" are checked below as we are still in a very severe drought. Less than 50% of the cattle were sold back last year in the fall before winter. All are still feeding hay and cubes to keep what they have. Calving season is here on what they did keep of cows. Really bad. We are 83% below normal on average/normal rainfall YTD 2021. Bad. Economy financially is hurting Fort Sumner as cattle is our tax income for the county of DeBaca. Fire danger is extremely high, but nothing to burn other than what salt cedars are in the Pecos river. Plants and Wildlife have been hurting. Grazing on the highway right of way on what they can find, but now green winter grass. No rain. Tourism  and recreation is hurting due to water storage. Irrigation watering is at a minimum for irrigating per acre. Restrictions are in place since March 1, 2021 irrigation. Water well levels are below normal still. Praying for rain. I traveled last week through Chavez county and they are just as bad or worse than we are. Guadalupe county is bad as well. US Drought Monitor has the whole county at D4 which is correct. It's bad here. Pastures are blowing as the dormant grass is being blown out. Dust storms when the wind blows. I  have lost perennial shrubs at my home due to early fall freeze and the March 2021 freeze as well. Tough here in eastern New Mexico. Come and see us and take photos. 
Categories: General Awareness
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