Drought Conditions Worsen In Missouri

(Jefferson City) Missouri’s drought conditions have grown over the past week from 82-percent to 94-percent of the state impacted.

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought intensity also increased, with 30% of the state now experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions.

Parts of southwest and western Missouri are the driest.

The drought’s primary impacts are to agriculture and barge traffic during the harvest.