The latest US Drought Monitor shows that extended dryness has improved in parts of the Corn Belt and Delta, but intensified in the Great Plains.
Brian Fuchs with the National Drought Mitigation Center tells Brownfield many areas have been in drought since harvest last year. “You’re really looking at places in Southwest Nebraska, a lot Western Kansas and then even up into Northeast Nebraska, Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota. There are just these pockets that have been persistently dry now for 12-plus months.”
Exceptional drought expanded in Northeast and Southwest Nebraska and Western Kansas.