Indiana Sees Some Relief From Summer Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor Report shows an improvement in Indiana's drought status.

drought monitor for August 14

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The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Indiana still in a significant drought, but improving from previous reports.

Indiana‘s drought has improved slightly, even as most of the state is still abnormally dry.

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor Report shows that almost 17 percent of the state is in the worst drought category, exceptional drought, down from 25 percent last week. That category is mostly given to the southwest corner of the state.

Extreme drought, the next worst category, applies to 46 percent of Indiana, covering much of the central and southern part of the state. It is also a drop from almost 69 percent last week.

Only two tiny slivers of the state are in the lowest-drought category – exceptionally dry. Those are the extreme northern portions of Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties next to Lake Michigan and the eastern portions of Jay and Randolph Counties along the Ohio border.

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