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Drought conditions increase in parts of Tri-States

Drought conditions increase in parts of Tri-States

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Moderate drought now in parts of Illinois, SE Iowa

More of the Tri-State area's croplands are dealing with drought conditions. 

That assessment was announced Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor in their weekly update. They say that all of Adams, Brown and Schuyler counties in West-Central Illinois are abnormally dry. That's the 1st stage of drought measurement. All of Hancock County and most of McDonough County is now considered to be in a moderate drought. Pike and Scott Counties are still considered to have enough soil moisture. In Northeast Missouri, all of Lewis and Scotland Counties, and parts of Marion, Clark and Knox Counties are abnormally dry. A small section of Clark County, near the Mississippi River, is in moderate drought. In Southeast Iowa, all of Lee, Van Buren and Henry Counties are now in moderate drought.

The Drought Monitor says that along the Illinois-Iowa border, that area went into moderate drought due to a rain deficit of over 5 inches over the last 90 days.

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