Dry conditions worsen as Oregon enters second worst drought on record

In western Oregon, extreme drought conditions have crept into central Lane and Linn counties.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 8:57 AM
Updated: Jul 15, 2021 11:55 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's drought is officially the second worst in the state's history as dry conditions continue to worsen, according to the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

In western Oregon, extreme drought conditions have crept into central Lane and Linn counties. At 54 percent, over half of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions which means they may see high wildfire activity and drying lakes.

Exceptional drought conditions cover 11.62 percent of the state, largely in central Oregon. This is the highest percentage on record, meaning those areas may experience an extensive fire season with depleted surface water.

The entire state is in moderate or worse drought conditions.

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