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May 8, 2023

Emergency Drought Commission Provides Guidance on Pond Cleanout Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Emergency Drought Commission met Monday and provided further guidance to producers who have been approved for pond cleanout through the Emergency Drought Cost-Share Program.

Those approved producers who have not completed their pond cleanout by June 1, 2023, will be contacted by their local conservation district to alert them that they have 45 days to complete the pond cleanout project. Pond cleanout projects that require water to be pumped out of the pond are allowed.

No new applications are being accepted by local conservation districts for the Emergency Drought Cost-Share Program at this time.

All actions of the Commission are pending approval by Governor Kevin Stitt.