Drought Intensifies In Nebraska
Posted: 17 August, 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new report suggests that while recent rains stabilized the devastating drought gripping other states, the dry conditions intensified in Nebraska.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows the overall expanse of land across the contiguous U.S. states weathering some form of drought dropped less than 1 percent to 61.8 percent as of Tuesday. But the amount of Nebraska in exceptional drought spiked 19 percentage points to 22.5 percent, including the western-most portions of Boone and Nance counties.