- U.S. Department of Agriculture
To date, 25 Idaho counties have received primary natural disaster designations for the U.S.D.A.. They are: Adams, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Bonner, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Fremont, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls and Washington. 18 more counties have received contiguous drought designations. They are: Ada, Bannock, Boise, Bonneville, Boundary, Caribou, Cassia, Gem, Idaho, Lemhi, Lewis, Madison, Nez Perce, Oneida, Power, Shoshone, Teton and Valley.
This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's office continues to monitor drought conditions in north central Idaho but no state emergency declaration has been designated.
"While we don't know how long these conditions will persist, we are doing what we can to mitigate the effects for property owners, agriculture, aquaculture and homeowners," said Otter in a prepared statement.