Photo Gallery: 2011 Year in Photo: News 14/57

Justin Barr, OSU County Extension Educator for Ellis County, steps across large cracks in the dirt after all the water evaporated in what was once his stock pond on his land near Vici on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.    in background is  Dana Bay, OSU County Extension Educator, Woodward County.  Lack of rain and a string of days when temperatures exceeded  100 degrees have created extreme conditions for farmers, ranchers and citizens of many communities in western Oklahoma.   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.