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Area of severe drought in Northland shrinks

Area of severe drought in Northland shrinks Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: July 23, 2020 10:09 AM

The weekly report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows an area of severe drought in the Northland has gotten smaller.

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Thursday's map shows the severe drought continues in the Twin Ports area but no longer extends west or north. Those areas are still in a drought, but it's now considered a moderate drought, which is the lowest drought category.

The moderate drought also continues on the Iron Range and the North Shore and in parts of Douglas, Carlton, Pine, Aitkin, Cass, and Crow Wing counties. A separate area of moderate drought continues along the Rainy River and Rainy Lake along the international border.

The Drought Monitor report is prepared weekly by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln based on data from Tuesday morning.

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