The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor was released Thursday and, while the vast majority of Minnesota has received enough rain to not be included in the monitor, a small section of east central Minnesota is – including all of Wright County.
A year ago at this time, more than half the state was in the severe drought status as lake and river levels ended up at historic lows in August as the drought gripped Minnesota. As of this week, none of Minnesota is in the severe drought designation. Wright County is designated as abnormally dry and counties to the south and east of Wright County are in the moderate drought category.
With few opportunities for rain and temperatures expected near or above 90 degrees for the next 10 days, this area could grow as farmers in need of rain may have to wait.
Here is a map of the current Drought Monitor https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/png/20220712/20220712_mn_trd.png