(Farmington) The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Missouri’s drought conditions have eased just a bit from the previous week but not in southeast Missouri.
The latest map shows about 93-percent of the state is experiencing dry conditions, down from 100-percent last week.
More than 9-percent of the state reports severe and exceptional drought conditions.
In our area, all of Bollinger and Wayne counties, four-fifths of Perry, southeast Madison southern Reynolds are experiencing severe drought conditions.
There’s about a ten to 15 mile wide strip of moderate drought conditions in northern and western Perry, the middle of Madison, the southern tip of Iron and back through the center of Reynolds counties.
All other areas north of the moderate drought line are seeing abnormally dry conditions.
The only part of our area experiencing normal conditions right now is northeastern Washington and northwestern Jefferson counties.