Subscribe Register Login

AG hopeful Rutledge not registered to vote in state, clerk says

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:17 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Less of Arkansas under drought after recent rains

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published August 15, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.

the-latest-drought-monitor-shows-improving-conditions-in-the-state

The latest Drought Monitor shows improving conditions in the state.

Recent rain in the northern half of Arkansas helped much of that region emerge from drought conditions, officials said Thursday.

The latest Drought Monitor, which reflects conditions through Tuesday morning, shows only about 33 percent of Arkansas under a moderate drought. That's down from about 44 percent a week ago.

Areas in severe drought went up slightly from 3.58 percent of the state to 3.75 percent. Those areas include much of Jefferson County, parts of Arkansas, Lonoke and Lincoln counties, and much of Miller County.

Some improvement is expected in Jefferson and surrounding counties because significant rain fell there after the cutoff for the latest report, said John Robinson, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in North Little Rock.

Last year in mid-August, more than half of the state was under an exceptional drought, the worst variety, and nearly 81 percent of the state was under at least an extreme drought.

Comments on: Less of Arkansas under drought after recent rains

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Lead universal banker

    lead universal banker First Service Bank is now accepting ap...
    CONWAY, Arkansas

  • Plumbers

    plumbers-Company seekingExp’d licensed journeyman plumbers, ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Executive director

    northwest arkansas children's shelter located in Bentonville...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Cna's

    ashley health and rehabilitation is accepting applications f...
    ROGERS, AR

  • Quality assurance

    Engineer: Develop systems & measurements for improvement in...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 943 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online