The dry summer continues in North Dakota, forcing many towns and municipalities to urge residents to conserve water.

drought montor.edu.com

According to the Drought Monitor, most of the state is dry and this is effecting cattlemen, ranchers and farmers.

With the dry conditions comes the danger from fires and open flames.

Burleigh and Emmons Counties have issues a press release and have declared a Fire Emergency and instituted Burn Bans effective June 9 thru October 1, 2017.  The area are under abnormally dry conditions and have either sustained or been threatened with rural fires as of this date.  The burn bans (to include a ban on garbage/pit burning, campfires, and burning of farm or crop land) remains in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is “High”, “Very High”, “Extreme”, and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued.

Residents in Bismarck are still urged to conserve water and refrain from watering lawns. Morton County, have moved into severe drought, and a majority of the state is in a moderate drought according to Bismarck Tribune.