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County calls for drought state of emergency

The mid-valley hasn’t seen significant rainfall for more than two months and temperatures have been above normal – hitting triple digits several times – prompting Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist and Will Tucker at their Tuesday, Aug. 24, meeting to ask that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declare a drought state of emergency for Linn County.

Commissioner Sherrie Spren-ger was not present.

The resolution, prepared by new county emergency manager Ric Lentz, notes that current “snowpack and rainfall are insufficient to fully support Linn County farm and ranch operations” and have also...

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