Drought Leaves Illinois

Drought has left the building, at least as far as Illinois is concerned, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. In a earlier post, I outlined recent conditions in Illinois that pointed towards recovery from this summer’s flash drought.

While conditions have improved steadily, some areas may still be experiencing the impacts of drought. One area in particular is the recovery of Lake Decatur. In addition, some of the smaller rivers and streams in central Illinois are below average for this time of year.

U.S. Drought Monitor map of Illinois for November 15, 2011. Click to enlarge.
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