Significant improvement continues for Northwest Missouri in drought conditions over the past week. The Missouri Drought Monitor released Thursday shows only two of the local counties (Chariton and a portion of Sullivan) with Severe Drought and the remainder of Northwest Missouri with moderate drought, abnormally dry, or no drought.
72.29% of the state is at least Abnormally Dry, down from 91.09% last week
52.11% of the state is at Moderate Drought or above, down from 62.51% last week.
20.17% of the state is at Severe Drought or above, down from 32.90% last week
5.13% of the state of Missouri is listed in Extreme Drought. That is down from 8.77% last week.
27.71% of the state has No Drought, up from 8.91% last week.