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National Weather Service issues a drought update for Lake and Cook Counties

Aug 04, 2023 10:59AM ● By Content Editor
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From the National Weather Service Duluth - August 4, 2023

A lack of recent rainfall has allowed drought to continue to spread and degrade across the Northland. Despite several rounds of rain and thunderstorms, July was a dry month for most and led to a widespread increase in drought conditions.

Cook County and most of Lake County are under a moderate drought, which may affect crops and some streams, wells, or other water reservoirs. 

If you are experiencing drought impacts, you can submit a condition monitoring report to the National Weather Service.  These reports are used by authors of the drought monitor and provide on-the-ground information to help the organization better understand local conditions.

Find the report submission form at
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