Drought conditions continue to incrementally grow worse in the area and across the state.
All of the state is now in some level of abnormally dry or drought condition, according to the new Drought Monitor Map released Thursday, with data through Tuesday.
Martin County and the western half of Faribault County are abnormally dry, while the eastern half of Faribault County is in a moderate drought.
Almost all the southwest corner of the state remains abnormally dry. Fifty two percent of the state is now in moderate drought. Central and east central Minnesota is in a severe drought as is the area in and around Olmsted County in southeast Minnesota. Eleven percent of the state is in severe drought and none of the state is in extreme drought.