Quarter of state remains listed in severe drought
September 13, 2012 2:58PM
Updated: September 13, 2012 10:39PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The effects of this summer’s long dry spell linger in Indiana with roughly the southern one-quarter of the state still listed as in severe drought.
The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report released Thursday shows continuing improvement with recent heavy rains across much of the state.
The report says nearly 27 percent of Indiana is in severe drought, but none in the more serious categories of extreme or exceptional drought. Five weeks ago, two-thirds of the state was listed in those levels.
Despite the August and September rainfall, the report continues to classify 88 percent of Indiana in at least moderate drought.
Indiana drought report: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM—state.htm?IN,MW