Drought relief totals $23 million
October 2, 2022
Last spring, during the regular 2022 legislative session, we appropriated $3 million for emergency drought relief. I don’t have to tell you the drought has only worsened since then. Back on Sept. 12, the governor issued an executive order due to the current and persistent emergency drought conditions in all 77 Oklahoma counties.
That order was necessary so that a special three-person Emergency Drought Commission could be assembled, which includes the executive director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, the Secretary of Agriculture and the executive director of the Oklahoma Water Re...