Drought Conditions Reported in Northern Indiana

Drought conditions have officially hit the Midwest for the first time in 2019, including in northern Indiana.

The newest update from the United States Drought Monitor, updated every Thursday, has much of Kosciusko, Elkhart, Marshall and Fulton Counties in an “abnormally dry” status, especially eastern Marshall and central Fulton Counties, who are now considered in a “moderate drought.”

Despite year-to-date precipitation being around normal, abnormal dryness over the past couple of months has led to the drought status.

Just over half of the state is considered “abnormally dry,” with three other counties in west-central Indiana also now in a “moderate drought.”

Areas of Marshall and Fulton Counties under moderate drought, while much of the state is abnormally dry. (Photo Source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?IN)