Drought Update!

It was a week that started off with some much needed rain, and as we end the week, the impacts the rain had on our drought are officially tabulated. Here is the latest drought monitor that was just issued. It shows that there was drought improvement north of OKC where anywhere from 3-5 inches of rain fell.

Western Oklahoma is still struggling with the worst of the drought, though it is nice to see the EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT conditions, which is the worst you can have getting scaled back some. For Oklahoma City, we did see some improvement in the drought, but not enough to drop us out of the EXTREME DROUGHT level.

So, how much rain do we still need to see in order to return the soil to 100% moisture capacity? Remember this number can change with winds, etc, but today, it looks like this:

According to The Oklahoma Mesonet, most of the state still needs another 1-3 inches of rain to return the soil to full moisture. Western OKlahoma… not pretty, over half a foot at least. Remember, this is just the soil we’re talking about. The lakes will need a lot more than this.



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