Northland drought continues to shrink

Northland drought continues to shrink Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: July 30, 2020 04:54 PM

The latest weekly update from the U.S. Drought Monitor says a drought in the Northland continues to shrink.

A drought in the Twin Ports area has been downgraded from severe to moderate, and the area of moderate drought no longer includes the Iron Range or Lake County. "Moderate" is the lowest of four drought categories.

Other areas of moderate drought continue in Cook County and along the Rainy River and Rainy Lake near International Falls. Much of northeastern Minnesota and small areas along the South Shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin are considered to be abnormally dry.

The weekly map is prepared by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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