Despite rainfall, Russell County remains in ‘moderate drought’

Despite this past weekend’s rainfall, Russell County and the Lake Cumberland area continues to be in a “moderate drought,” according to the latest U.S. Drought Index.

A portion of severe drought continues into central Kentucky while much of eastern Kentucky is continues to be “abnormally dry” or not currently seeing drought conditions, according to the index.

Far western Kentucky continues to see “extreme drought” conditions.

See below for the full graphic from the National Drought Mitigation Center: