Despite Snow, Area Threatened by Drought

Beth Feldmann

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – With all the snow we’ve gotten this winter, you may not realize it, but we are still in a drought.

Dr. Randal Miles, associate professor of soil science at the University of Missouri, says first of all, what snow we had was dry.

Second of all, there were areas where we didn’t get a lot of snow, and what we had just lingered because of the cold temperatures,” he says. “When it did melt, the ground was frozen and it washed off from there.”

Dr. Miles says we need a good steady drizzle and above-average precipitation to reach deep enough into the soil to benefit corn crops in Missouri.

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