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Area of Drought Across Oklahoma Shrinks- But a Small Blob of Extreme Drought Shows Up

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:56:13 CDT

Area of Drought Across Oklahoma Shrinks- But a Small Blob of Extreme Drought Shows Up Drought continues to hang on- primarily in the southwestern corner of Oklahoma- with the latest update actually adding a small amount of Extreme Drought into the mix. As you can see in the graphic, a small amount of RED can be seen- covering almost all of Tillman County and a good bit of Kiowa County as well. Counting Abnormally Dry conditions- we have actually seen some shrinking in the overall status of drought- just over eleven percentage points down from just a week ago. Last week, we stood right at fifty percent of the state with Abnormally Dry or Drought ratings painted across our state map- the latest Monitor shows the state at 38.23%.

Actually drought conditions have declined from 24.24% down to 18.47% this week- and moderate drought also some showed some improvement- but the Extreme Drought rating is new, with 2.62 percent of Oklahoma in that next to worse rating for drought.

One year ago as we were winding down August- just over 31% of the state had a Drought rating of Moderate Drought or more- versus the 18.47% rating this week.



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