Kansas slowly getting out of drought

U.S. Drought Monitor map - June 17, 2014 (graphic by U.S. Dept of Agriculture)

Wichita, KS. – The recent heavy rains have helped more of the state get out of the severe drought.

The latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that more and more areas in northwest Kansas are a moderate drought this week. Some of those same counties were experiencing a severe drought last week.

The southcentral part of the state showed the most improvement, climbing out of an extreme drought to severe or even moderate.

The hardest hit areas continues to be southwest and northwest Kansas. Those counties are still in an extreme drought.

Related link: U.S. Drought Monitor

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