Drought Continues but Improvement Made This Week in Southeast Missouri

(Farmington) Rains the past two weeks has improved drought conditions in southeast Missouri but the drought does continue on, just not as severe.

The latest U.S.D.A. Drought Monitor Map of Missouri, released Thursday morning, shows all of St. Francois County, most of Madison, the western two-thirds of Ste. Genevieve County, eastern Washington County and southern Jefferson County experiencing severe drought conditions.

The rest of the listening area is still under a moderate drought.

There is the northern section of Crawford County and swath of eastern Shannon County that have improved enough to get the abnormally dry designation.

Other parts of the state are much worse than southeast Missouri though.

There are eight Missouri counties that have exceptional drought conditions and about 30 other counties still suffering from extreme drought conditions.