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U.S. Drought Monitor report shows half of Oklahoma is in drought, half is considered "abnormally dry"

by Bryan Painter Modified: September 12, 2013 at 9:45 am •  Published: September 12, 2013

Half of Oklahoma is in drought and half is considered “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday.

Last week 45 percent of the state was considered to be experiencing some form of drought. The latest report has upped that to 50 percent. Also, now half of the state is abnormally dry, including Oklahoma County.

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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