FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The latest drought monitor released Thursday morning is nearly the same from a week ago.
The drought monitor does include the rainfall that fell across parts of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio Monday.
Rainfall totals from the event range from 1” to nearly 3” for locations along and south of U.S. Highway 30.
Unfortunately areas north of U.S. 30, barely saw rainfall Monday.
As a result, parts of the region are still in the moderate drought category with little to no change.
Approximately 11% of Indiana is in a moderate drought.
If you compare that number to the drought monitor from July 23, it’s a 3% decrease.
Nearly 67% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is down from 71% last week.
In Ohio, 37% of the state is in a moderate drought which is up from 23% reported on July 23.
Nearly 85% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is a 6% increase in 7 days.
The Fort Wayne International Airport received 2.24 inches of rainfall from the system Monday.
The Summit City has received a total of 5.25 inches of rainfall for the month of July.
That puts the city at a surplus of 1.28 inches.
Progress has been made and the city is at a deficit of 0.91 inches since June 1.