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Drought carries over into August


A state climatologist says drought is improving in portions of the Corn Belt and worsening in others as August begins.

Brian Fuchs with the National Drought Mitigation Center tells Brownfield the U.S. Drought Monitor shows improved dryness on in the Eastern Corn Belt in the last week.

“Some pretty significant rains came through southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois through much of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio,” he says. “They were only dealing with some moderate drought through a lot of those areas and we were able to see improvements this week.”

Fuchs says there were noticeable improvements on the map in north-central Nebraska.

Drought carries over into August