Drought conditions in Minnesota remain relatively unchanged
WITHOUT DATE – New data from the US Drought Monitor shows little change in drought conditions in Minnesota over the past week.
Much of northern Minnesota remains in extreme drought while southern Minnesota is in either unusually dry or moderate drought conditions.
Benton, Sherburne and the eastern half of Stearns County remain in severe drought despite some recent rains. Parts of far western Stearns County are now considered unusually dry.
Nearly 59% of Minnesota remains at least in severe drought, almost the same as last week.
A small strip of northwestern Minnesota is still considered an exceptional drought state.
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