The U.S Drought Monitor has released its weekly drought map and, for the first time this year, parts of Minnesota have moved into the D3 category of Extreme Drought, including an area touching the northern border of Wright County.
Almost all of Wright County is in the D2 category of Severe Drought. Only a small piece of Stockholm Township in the southwest corner of the county is in the D1 designation of Moderate Drought.
The rain that came through Wednesday (July 20) may have put a bit of a dent in the drought situation, but a lot more rain will be needed for the county’s drought status to improve.
To see the latest drought map, click here: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?MN