The burn ban that has been in place for Baxter County for nearly two months was lifted today. County Judge Joe Bodenhamer this morning lifted the burn ban that has been in place since June 21st.
The judge's action comes following 1.41 inches of precipitation that has fallen in Mountain Home since July 17th. A total of .85 of an inch was received yesterday.
Despite the recent rain, north central Arkansas--including the Twin Lakes Area--continues to be listed as an area of exceptional drought by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Most of north Arkansas as well as the central portion of the state are still listed as under an extreme drought with most of the rest of the state listed as under extreme or severe drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor map is revised each Thursday.
The burn bans for the city of Mountain Home and for Marion County were lifted in early July.
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