85% of the state is in an extreme drought, and as we’ve already seen this year, these arid conditions allow dry grasses and trees to become huge fuels for wildfires.
Do we have enough firefighters and resources to tackle these sudden emergencies? And what’s the cost of these natural disasters?
In our May KX News Town Hall: Dangers of Drought, we brought together three experts who weighed in on these questions, and a lot more.
Allen Schlag, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service Forecast Office; Ryan Melin, a fire manager for the North Dakota Forest Service; and Jared Huibregtse, a water resource planner with the North Dakota Water Commission joined us.
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