Chesterton Tribune

Drought severe in parts of Indiana

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) ó Drought conditions are worsening in areas of Indiana, especially in the southwest where parts of three counties are now in severe drought.

The new U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows nearly half of Indiana is abnormally high, the same as it was last week. But conditions worsened in parts of southwest Indiana and northeast Indiana. In the southwest, most of Posey County, about half of Vanderburgh County and a small piece of Gibson County are in severe drought.

In northeast Indiana, the area listed in moderate drought has been expanded from 12 counties to 14, with Allen and Dekalb counties being added.

The National Weather Service says southwest Indiana could get some rain Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday. Northeast Indiana isnít expecting any rain until Monday night and Tuesday.

 

Posted 6/7/2012