For yet another week, the oppressive drought that has gripped the nation’s midsection continues to reign. Sixty-two percent of the continuous United States is in moderate or worse drought according to latest Drought Monitor report released on Thursday morning.

No drought improvement was noted in many places, especially the states with the highest drought percentages:

Kansas

This week: 78 percent in extreme to exceptional drought
7-day rainfall total: 0.01 inch in south-central Kansas to 1.0 inch along the Nebraska border

Nebraska

This week: 96 percent in extreme to exceptional drought
7-day rainfall total: 0.01 inch in along the Wyoming and South Dakota borders to 1.0 inch in eastern Nebraska