Small Area of Drought Remains in Southeast Missouri

(Farmington) Drought conditions have nearly left southeast Missouri.

The U.S. Drought Monitor released their latest map of the state Thursday and the only portion in the Regional Radio listening area still showing moderate drought conditions is southwestern Reynolds County and southeastern Shannon County.

Abnormally dry conditions still persist for the rest of Reynolds County, the heart of Shannon County, all of Wayne and Bollinger counties, southern Iron, the southern two-thirds of Madison County and the eastern two-thirds of Perry County.

Missouri as a whole has a few other pockets of moderate drought conditions and two small sections of severe drought.

Severe drought is located in the far northwest corner of the state in Atchison County and the other in southwestern Missouri in parts of Vernon and Barton counties.