The extreme northwestern edge of Logan County is among the 2.02 percent of the state rated as extreme drought according to a report released last week by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A week ago nowhere in Arkansas was identified as extreme drought before the small portion of Logan County, along with large portions of Sebastian, Crawford and Franklin earned the designation. The contiguous area also includes Le Flore, Sequoyah, Latimer, Haskell and a small section of Muskogee counties in Oklahoma.

The entire western edge of the county is now rated as in severe drought, raising the total of the state to 7.99 percent with the rest of the county is reflected in the 39.03 percent of the state rated as moderate drought according to the report.