Rain Helps With Drought

(St. Louis) Widespread rain led to a slight improvement in Missouri’s drought conditions over the previous week.

94% of Missouri is still experiencing drought-like conditions, but the precipitation helped reduce those facing extreme drought.

About 19% of Missouri is in extreme drought and 48% are under severe drought while dry conditions expanded in parts of northern and southeastern Missouri.

Farmers and ranchers are reminded to check out Missouri’s hay directory to help with hay shortages caused by the drought.