Drought Has Completely Left Southeast Missouri

(Farmington) Ground conditions are back to normal for all of southeast Missouri as drought is no longer a current threat for local farmers.

The latest map from the Missouri Drought Monitor shows one small section of severe drought in the northwest corner of the state and a small pocket of moderate drought in three counties on the southwestern border.

There are also a few areas of abnormally dry conditions in other parts of the state.

Missouri’s Drought Assessment Committee is recommending Governor Parson end the drought executive order on March 1st.

National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Fuchs says much needed rains have improved dry conditions across most of the state.

More than 143-million dollars has already been paid out to livestock producers by the state because of the drought.