Wyoming State Drought Programs

Program Title: Drought Task Force (ad hoc), Water Forum

Function: Mitigation, Response, Monitoring and Prediction, Communication

Program Assistance or Functional Assistance: The Water Forum monitors water conditions August -May and informs state officials and the public. Drought Task Force activates when advised by the Water Forum.

Statute or Authority: Executive Branch

Agencies (primary agency listed first): Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture, Emergency Management, State Engineer

Customers Served: Localities, general public

Triggering Event or Circumstance-How does this program relate to drought? Ongoing and at the onset of drought

Unmet Needs at federal, state, local and tribal levels. Includes changes from customer or "provider" perspective: No data

Program Limitations: WY has a large ranching component compared to crops; federal aid for ranchers, other than for forage crops, is basically a tax deduction.

Contact Name and Phone Number: Don Christianson, WY Dept. of Agriculture
(307) 777-6576