Stratum 44 Completed and It is Dry

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Written by Rob Spangler
Friday, May 08, 2015

Rob SpanglerWe completed stratum 44 today (western South Dakota) and conditions are much drier than last year (see pictures in my previous post). Many wetlands and small streams are dry and/or running low, and there are not many ducks here, either. The birds have likely moved to better habitat elsewhere. Reservoirs and wetlands that have water are probably at about 25% capacity. We predict low production in stratum 44 this year.