New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

County issues drought emergency declaration


August 9, 2021

As expected, the Eddy County Commission issued a Drought Emergency Declaration Tuesday. The declaration comes as conditions worsen across the area.

Eddy County Emergency Manager Lisa Thompson drafted the document to make it possible for the county to allocate local emergency funds for drought relief measures as necessary, and also open up the county to potential federal aid should a disaster b...

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