Extreme drought can be found in southwest Kansas with significant impacts on agriculture. Learn more about the Drought Monitor and find out what to expect over the rest of June in terms of rainfall and heat. (Cracked soil photo credit: Josh Coltrain)
As drought continues to have a substantial impact on Kansas this summer, many people are questioning their location’s drought status. Each week, scientists across the nation gather input on drought conditions across their respective regions. This article will briefly discuss how drought declaration decisions are made and how you can provide additional input.