Oklahoma Drought Monitor is 99.91% Bad News
It is no secret that most of Oklahoma has been very dry in recent months and some areas have been in extreme and exceptional drought for a prolonged period of time.
This week's Drought Monitor, linked below, shows that drought conditions continue to worsen across the state. Only a tiny corner of McCurtain County in far SE OK has not yet made it into the lowest category, D-0, which signifies Abnormally Dry conditions.
On the one hand, it is nice to be able to work in the garden with dry soil instead of mud at this time of year. If the drought conditions continue to worsen though, it will take increasing amounts of water to keep the veggies, nuts and fruits happy and productive.
For those of you who are new to this forum, the Drought Monitor updates weekly. It updates on Thursday morning of each week and reflects all precipitation data received as of 7 am on Tuesday morning. On the Drought Monitor map, the color white signifies an area is not in drought, and then the rest of the colors show the various degrees of drought.
Here is a link that might be useful: OK Drought Monitor 2/25/2014