WHEREAS, on July 21st, 2022, I declared a drought alert for 53 counties through Executive Order 22-04; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 22-04 is set to expire on December 1, 2022; and
WHEREAS, the counties of Atchison, Barton, Bollinger, Boone, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cedar, Clay, Cooper, Dade, Dallas, Dunklin, Greene, Hickory, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, McDonald, Mississippi, Moniteau, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Saint Clair, Saline, Scott, Stoddard, Vernon, and Wayne continue to experience severe or extreme drought; and
WHEREAS, additional counties may enter severe, extreme, or exceptional drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and those counties shall also be declared in drought alert; and
WHEREAS, drought conditions remain such that the drought-response efforts described in Executive Order 22-04 are necessary to support continued mitigation; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL L. PARSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby extend Executive Order 22-04 until March 1, 2023, unless terminated or extended by subsequent order.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 28th day of November, 2022.
[Michael L. Parson's signature]
MICHAEL L. PARSON
[Jay Ashcroft's signature]
JOHN R. ASHCROFT
SECRETARY OF STATE