USDA Drought Monitor (3/09): Midwest Sees Rain and Snow

According to today's Drought Monitor report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Midwest continued to get soaked with rain and snow this week as a storm moved through the region.

Improvements were made to moderate (D1) and severe (D2) drought in Michigan where precipitation deficits, soil moisture, and streamflow show recovery.

This precipitation also erased lingering dryness in Indiana, which is now out of drought or dryness for the first time since May 17, 2022.