U.S. Department of Agriculture http://wfpl.org en Despite Rains, Indiana Still Gripped By Drought http://wfpl.org/post/despite-rains-indiana-still-gripped-drought An updated federal report shows that more than one-third of Indiana is still in at least extreme drought even though recent rainfall has improved conditions for much of the state.<p> The new U.S. Drought Monitor report released today says about 11 percent of Indiana is in the worst category with exceptional drought. That designation covers much of the state's southwestern corner from around Terre Haute to north of Evansville.<p> The federal report classifies 37 percent of Indiana as in extreme or exceptional drought, with all that area in the state's southern half. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:45:46 +0000 The Associated Press 1433 at http://wfpl.org Despite Rains, Indiana Still Gripped By Drought