Abnormal Dryness Ends In Ten Western MO Counties

This week’s rainfall has eliminated drought conditions in Northwest Missouri and also brought an end to abnormal dryness in ten western Missouri counties.  The weekly US Drought Monitor update indicates that abnormal dryness is no longer present in the state south of the Missouri River, with the exception of a band stretching into Cooper, eastern Saline and Pettis, northern Morgan and Moniteau, and northeasternmost Benton counties.  Improved conditions are also noted along the Missouri river in Carroll, Clay, and Ray counties.  26.1 percent of Missouri remains in abnormal dryness, with the past two days’ rainfall likely to factor into next week’s update.