After several weeks of progress, dry conditions have begun to rebound in parts of Missouri.

The latest drought monitor map shows a new area classified as “abnormally dry” has developed in portions of north-central and northeastern Missouri. The abnormally dry region in southeastern Missouri remains largely unchanged, except for the eastern half of Pemiscot County which no longer has dry condition.

“Abnormally dry” is the lowest, least severe category of drought.

Currently, 89.06% of Missouri is not experiencing any drought conditions, a slight increase from last week’s figure of 94.2%. Exactly three months ago, just under 99.5% of the Show-Me State was under some level of drought.

Despite the overall improvement in conditions, Missouri remains under a drought alert until September 1st.

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