Brian Fewks http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Stuck in the middle: total drought area shrinks as Missouri gets worse http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stuck-middle-total-drought-area-shrinks-missouri-gets-worse <p>Extreme drought conditions in Missouri have worsened even though nationwide the total area affected by this year&rsquo;s severe dry weather has decreased slightly. That&rsquo;s according to this week&rsquo;s <a href="http://drought.unl.edu/Portals/0/user_image/news/images2012/USDM_73112_USDAanalysis.pdf">report</a> from the US Drought Monitor.</p><p>The portion of the country facing any level of drought decreased a point to about 63 percent. Meanwhile, about 93 percent of Missouri is in an extreme to exceptional drought.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:30:01 +0000 Joseph Leahy 4242 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stuck in the middle: total drought area shrinks as Missouri gets worse