Storms don't help Indiana's drought

July 5, 2012

The thunderstorms that have crossed Indiana in the last week didn't do much to relieve the state's drought. The new U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday lists nearly a quarter of Indiana as being in extreme drought. That's the same percentage in that category as a week ago. The report lists 89 percent of the state as in at least moderate drought. The worst conditions are in the state's southwestern counties and much of northern Indiana between Lafayette and Fort Wayne.