Latest Drought Monitor Shows Improvements in the Area, but the Region as a Whole is Generally Unchanged

Drought conditions have remained largely unchanged in the region.

The latest Drought Monitor released Thursday morning shows the biggest improvement in Minnesota’s drought of the summer so far.  Two of three areas of extreme drought in central Minnesota have disappeared, although portions of southeast Minnesota continue to be classified as in extreme drought.  The Twin Cities area is no longer in severe drought.

All of Martin County and most of Blue Earth County are in the abnormally dry category, with Faribault County about 50/50, with some areas abnormally dry and some in the moderate drought category.

Things may not improve as the forecast looks for hot and dry conditions.