(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The fall may be off to a wetter start than this past summer, but much of the tri-state remains in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The monitor’s latest update released Thursday shows all or parts of Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties are in a severe drought. Overall, a moderate drought continues for about a quarter of Indiana, mainly in the southern part of the state.
In Ohio, Hamilton County has improved to a moderate drought, although much of Butler County is now in a severe drought.
The monitor says Boone County, Ky. is in a moderate drought. Gallatin, Carroll, and Trimble counties are in a severe drought.
In September, Mother Nature has been doing her part to end the drought for our region.
“Several inches of rain have fallen across the region in September, leading to some improvements in the drought conditions,” said meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio.
“The first significant rains were the result of the remnants of Hurricane Isaac during the weekend of September 1. Isaac's remnants produced anywhere from 1-5 inches of rain, with significant variation from place to place. A frontal system moved through the area on September 7-8, producing another 1-3 inches of rain for most locations.”
U.S. Drought Monitor - http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_midwest.htm