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35% of Minnesota Now in 'Extreme' Drought

Thu 8-5-2021

(Chanhassen, MN)  --  The lack of rain over the past week is making drought conditions even worse in Minnesota.  The latest U-S Drought Monitor shows 35 percent of the state is now in "extreme" drought.  That's up from 22 percent since last week and the highest since 2007.  Nearly 79 percent of Minnesota is in "severe" drought which is up from 75-point-one percent the previous week.  There is rain in the forecast for the parts of the state today (Thursday) and this weekend. Nearly all of Martin County is in the extreme drought category while Jackson and other surrounding counties are in the severe drought stage. 

Click on link below to go to the drought map

Minnesota | U.S. Drought Monitor (unl.edu)