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August 23, 2013

Much of Indiana drying out from little rainfall

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Much of Indiana has dried out after weeks of little rain, although conditions aren't nearly as severe as during last summer's extended drought.

The U.S. Drought Monitor's weekly report listed most of Indiana's midsection and the northwestern corner as abnormally dry, which is the lowest drought condition. The report places 38 percent of the state in that category.

In comparison, more than 80 percent of Indiana was in severe to exceptional drought at this time a year ago.

The weather service has measured less than an inch of rain this month in Indianapolis, with no rain forecast for the coming days.

Indiana's corn and soybean crops don't seem hurt yet as about 75 percent of each are listed in good or excellent condition.

 

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