Indiana drought conditions best since mid-June
October 4, 2012 3:26PM
Bare corn stalks lay broken in a field in northern Vigo county Ind. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Weather reports said while the drought continues, soil moisture content is rising.(AP Photo/Tribune-Star, Jim Avelis)
Updated: October 4, 2012 11:23PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The severe drought conditions that troubled Indiana through the summer have largely dissipated, with a federal report showing the state’s dryness in its best condition since mid-June.
The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report released Thursday listed about 15 percent of Indiana in severe drought, mostly in the state’s southeastern corner. About one-quarter of the state was classified in that condition last week
None of Indiana is listed in the more serious categories of extreme or exceptional drought. About two-thirds of the state was listed in those levels at the drought’s peak in early August.
Indiana drought report: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM—state.htm?IN,MW