USDA: Drought Watch Continued for Stark
Cracked dry mud is seen in a community reservoir that ran nearly empty after its retaining wall started to leak and hot weather and drought conditions accelerated the loss of water, in Longquan village in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

WASHINGTON, DC (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – With the rainfall deficit now at five inches since June 1 at the Akron Canton Airport, much of Stark County remains in Drought Watch, according to the USDA.

Even though 2.87 inches of rain fell at the weather station in September, that was still .63 inches below normal.