Latest monitor shows decreases and increases in drought across Midwest

Latest monitor shows decreases and increases in drought across Midwest

The latest US Drought Monitor shows improvements in some areas of the Midwest and worsening conditions in others.

USDM authors report heavy rains across parts of the Midwest and Ohio River Valley led to widespread improvements from southeast Nebraska to central Illinois, southern Indiana and central and eastern Kentucky. But drier weather created larger deficits in southern Missouri and parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

The monitor did not show any significant changes in the delta region, with the Missouri bootheel, northern Arkansas, and western parts of Tennessee and Kentucky still abnormally dry or in moderate drought.

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