Indiana drought

3:45 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Despite Rains, Indiana Still Gripped By Drought

Photo from National Drought Mitigation Center

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.

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.

Read more