Emergency Drought Commission Provides Guidance on Pond Clean Out Projects

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Lee Benson, Public Information Officer
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry | 405.522.5479

May 8, 2023

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

Those approved producers who have not completed their pond clean out by June 1, 2023, will be contacted by their local conservation district to alert them that they have 45 days to complete the pond clean out project. Pond clean out 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.