July 13, 2012
The drought continues to worsen in Indiana, with 30 percent of the state now in extreme drought.
The U.S. Drought Monitor released updated information this morning, tracking drought conditions across the state.
Portions of central Indiana, including Marion, Johnson and Morgan counties, along with parts of Hendricks, Putnam, Owen and Monroe counties, are now classified as being in extreme drought. Last week, those same areas were in severe drought.
A large swath of northern Indiana and a large part of southwestern Indiana are also in extreme drought, with a small sliver of far southwestern Indiana in exceptional drought, the worst level.
Just three months ago, less than 10 percent of Indiana had any precipitation shortage.