Waterwise Planting


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Foreground: purple lilac. Background: Dolgo crabapple. One of many varieties of crabapple that grows well here with low water needs.

We are still in a drought over most of our region. Can you believe that! All of Laramie County is abnormally dry except a small portion of the southwest corner. The Albin area is still in moderate drought, even though at least one county road has been closed due to rain. The southern half of the Nebraska panhandle is in moderate to severe drought conditions. There are rumblings in Wyoming government that California is considering exercising its rightful option over the Green River water. If they do, Cheyenne will lose a good bit of its water supply. The State Engineer has observed a drop in...

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