FINGER LAKES — While the mid-west is suffering through extreme drought conditions, New York has experienced high temperatures and little rain, which has farmers reporting crop shortages between 20 and 50 percent.
Even with the recent showers, the Finger Lakes’ condition is still considered a moderate drought. According to droughtmonitor.unl.edu, which uses data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Yates County is in a moderate drought.
This means some damage to crops, pastures; streams, reservoirs, or wells low, some water shortages developing or imminent; and voluntary water-use restrictions requested.
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