FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Thursday morning drought monitor still indicates a few problem areas in the Hoosier state.
Overall, conditions are still leaps and bounds better than a month ago when 14% of the state was in a moderate drought and 71% was classified abnormally dry.
Approximately 31% of Indiana is classified as abnormally dry which is up from 29% last week.
Improvements have been made in Ohio.
Approximately 11% of the state is in a moderate drought which is down from 17% reported on August 13.
Nearly 65% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is a 6% decrease in 7 days.
Just a month ago, the July 28 drought report indicated 85% of Ohio was abnormally dry and 37% of the state was in a moderate drought.
The Summit City has received a total of 1.29 inches of rainfall for the month of August.
That puts the city at a deficit of 1.01 inches.
The rainfall deficit has increased to 2.19 inches since June 1.