The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor has been released and the heavy rains of last week brought some relief from the drought that has gripped much of Minnesota throughout the summer. Rains in Wright County improved most of the county from the D-3 category (Extreme Drought) to D-2 (Severe Drought). The last Drought Monitor, which was released Aug. 26, listed 57.65 percent of Minnesota in the D-3 category or D-4 (Exceptional Drought). With the rainfall over the last week, that has dropped to 37.73 percent.
To see the drought maps over the last month, go the Wright County MN Facebook page.