INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal report now lists nearly a quarter of Indiana
as being in extreme drought as much of the state faces the driest June on
The new U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows counties in the
Evansville area and much of the area between Fort Wayne and South Bend with
the driest conditions.
Last weeks report had labeled about 5 percent of the state in extreme
drought. The parched conditions have worsened to the point where 87 percent
of Indiana is listed as in at least moderate drought.
The National Weather Service has recorded less than one-tenth of an inch of
rain this month in Indianapolis and a quarter of an inch in Fort Wayne.