North Dakota Faces Extreme Drought And Wildfires This Spring And Summer

Even if you aren’t a farmer being heavily affected by it, the severe drought in North Dakota is hard to ignore. With little moisture and not much in terms of rain over the prairie, most of the state has officially been put under the label of “extreme drought conditions.” As a result, burn bans are in effect and it’s important that we all do our part to minimize the chance of more wildfires happening. Here’s everything we currently know about the drought, and what you should keep an eye on especially if you plan on camping, grilling, or similar this summer.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

Another thing to watch out for this summer is blue-green algae blooms in lakes. They tend to bloom in hot, sunny weather and can be toxic to people and animals if ingested. For any sort of recreation, make sure you are prepared for anything and keep up-to-date with local information.

While the drought may mean no lively campfires or fireworks, you can still enjoy many of North Dakota’s state parks through trails and other fun activities.

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