National Drought Mitigation Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis of the July 31 U.S. Drought Monitor from Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, Office of the Chief Economist, shows that:
Bottom line: There was further drought intensification in the hardest-hit areas of the Plains, Midwest, and Mid-South, but some slight improvement in the overall drought situation in the eastern U.S. Contiguous U.S. drought coverage dipped nearly one percentage point, from 63.86 to 62.91 percent.
Maps and graphs of USDA analysis of July 31, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor
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