Minnesota Drought Situation Report - December 6, 2007
Drought Monitor - December 4, 2007
Substantial September and October rains flushed away drought concerns in most Minnesota counties. Soil moisture conditions are now considered adequate, stream flows are near historical averages, and most lakes have rebounded significantly from summer's low levels. Just four months ago, one half of Minnesota was burdened with severe to extreme drought.
Presently, moderate drought conditions linger only in a small area of west central and central Minnesota, centered roughly on Wadena.
The U. S. Drought Monitor index is a blend of science and subjectivity where intensity categories are based on several indicators.
More drought information resources are found at http://climate.umn.edu/doc/journal/drought_information_resources.htm.
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Last modified: December 06, 2007