Drought situation remains ‘extreme’ in the FLX heading into Labor Day Weekend

While portions of the Finger Lakes region has seen improvements in the overall drought situation, with some beneficial rainfall in the last two weeks – the overall drought concern hasn’t subsided.

According to the Drought Monitor, the region remains in ‘Extreme Drought’ and earlier this week – the U.S. Department of Agriculture even classified the drought as a natural disaster, giving 15 counties in New York State access to loans that otherwise would not be available.

Read more on the drought from FLXWeather.com

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More on this from around the region:

Local farmers continue to deal with effects of drought
Drought not the only factor in small crop production
Farm Bureau: Drought Worst in Generations