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Have drought conditions improved? Yes, but much of Finger Lakes still ‘abnormally dry’ and in need of rain

The first 10 days of August were an improvement for the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, as it deals with prolonged dry weather and drought conditions.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor report for August 11th, portions of the region have improved from ‘Moderate Drought’ to ‘Abnormally Dry’.

Some of these counties include portions of Cayuga, Schuyler, Seneca, and Tompkins.

Data is collecting by the Drought Mitigation Center in Nebraska through several agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and NOAA.