State Climatologist to hold Drought Talk Tuesday

April 20, 2014

Gary McManus, State Climatologist for the Oklahoma Climate Survey, is set to be at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W Tamarack, on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. to discuss the drought impacting the area.

The meeting is free.

“This is an important meeting to learn about our current situation,” said Lloyd Colston, City of Altus Emergency Management director.

While the situation is of some concern, he urged residents to be informed about the drought.

“Conservation measures, part of the nine-point incident objectives for the drought, are working quite well”, Colston said. “Use the water you need; need the water you use.”

Other drought information can be found at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board site at and is the National Integrated Drought Information System portal.

For more information about emergency management, residents are encouraged to call Wayne Cain at 580-482-0229 or Colston at 580-481-2260.