Latest drought map update

POSTED: 10:24 AM CDT Oct 17, 2013 
Drought status for Oct. 17

Despite several days of some light rain over the last week, our drought status has not improved for Mid-Missouri.

Areas along and north of I-70 are in moderate-to-severe drought. 

Areas between I-70 to HWY 50 aren't as bad off as the north, only considered abnormally dry.

Most areas south of HWY 50 are drought free.

Since Sept. 1 (data from Columbia Regional Airport):

Rain total: 3.43" (60% of normal)

Normal: 5.68"