Parts Of Northwest Ohio Now Considered In Drought Condition

7/26/18 – 10:12 A.M.

It’s official, parts of our area are in a drought. The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the northeastern part of Hancock County is now “abnormally dry.” That’s the lowest level for drought intensity rankings.

All of Seneca and Wood counties are in the abnormally dry area. All but the very southern edge of Henry County is in the designation as well. The northern parts of Wyandot County are also affected.

Around 11 percent of the state is now considered abnormally dry. Parts of Lucas and Williams counties are now experiencing a moderate drought. That’s the second lowest level for drought intensity rankings.