The U.S. Drought Monitor has released its weekly drought map for Minnesota and almost all of Wright County remains in the D3 classification (Extreme Drought). While locally heavy rains hit many areas of the state over the last week, Wright County didn’t receive enough rain to make any significant change to the county’s drought status, which remains D3 for almost all of the county, with the exception of a sliver at the southern border of the county that is classified D2 (Severe Drought). For the first time this summer, a swath of northwestern Minnesota has been classified D4 (Exceptional Drought) – the worst drought classification on the Drought Monitor scale.
To see the current map of Minnesota, click here: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?MN. To see a series of weekly drought maps dating back to last month go to the Wright County MN Facebook page.