is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist
Drought Still Grips Plains

Drought Still Grips Plains

Mix of degradations and improvements appear on this week's drought monitor.

More than 75% of the contiguous U.S. remains in some form of drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday.

Drought is still concentrated in the Plains, where much of the region remains in extreme (D3) or exceptional (D4) drought. The Northern plains saw drought expansion in North Dakota and South Dakota. Oklahoma, however, received "significant precipitation," prompting a one-category upgrade.

Texas received a one-category upgrade as well, with rains reaching the panhandle and west-central regions. Moving east, some portions of Colorado saw improvements while the abnormal dryness crept into the Northwestern portion of Oregon.

Mix of degradations and improvements appear on this week's drought monitor.

Bean harvest is moving steadily in the Midwest this week, as little precipitation prompted action in the field. Drought conditions did expand, however, in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Ohio Valley received heavy rain, upgrading drought conditions significantly.

In the Southeastern and Atlantic states, light-to-moderate rain prompted improvements and even lifted D0 conditions from West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania.

In the next five days, dry weather is expected for much of the lower 48, the drought monitor reports.

Drought Still Grips Plains

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish