USDA: Stark Remains in Drought Watch
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) – Even if you were lucky enough to get one of those drenching downpours over the last few weeks, you may still be looking at dry grass and wilted plants.

Nearly all of Stark County, southern Portage and parts of four other northeast Ohio counties remain in Drought Watch according to the USDA due to the lack of rain.

The rainfall deficit at the Akron Canton Airport weather station is now over 4 inches since June 1.

Only an inch and a half of rain has fallen there this month.