Lee County given extreme drought designation

Drought conditions continue to worsen and now Lee County has been given an extreme drought designation by the U.S. Drought Monitor for the first time in Virginia since 2010.

The monitor's classifications range from abnormally dry to exceptional drought Lee County is one step below the highest level.

At this pount, the county would require days of drenching rainfall to bring the water levels back up and rain is expected midweek, but conditions are likely to remain dry.

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