Harvest Desk
10:10 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Moderate Drought Expands In Central Illinois

The U.S. Drought Monitor has expanded the area in Illinois considered to be in "moderate drought." 

State Climatologist Jim Angel says exceptionally dry conditions over the last 60 days along with high temperatures has resulted in 39 percent of Illinois now experiencing a drought.  

Angel also says the drought appears to be impacting crops and yards more than water supplies.

Credit droughtmonitor.unl.edu