Rains cap a month of easing of drought’s reach

Widespread and locally heavy rain storms in the central Plains and Midwest capped four weeks of an easing in the extent and severity of drought across the nation, said the Drought Monitor. Some 35.33 percent of the 48 contiguous states are in drought, nearly 3 points less than the May 20 rating of 38.12 percent. Persistent… » Read More

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