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Mostly heading in the right direction

October 16, 2012

That’s what the National Weather Service tells us. The recent downpours in Arkansas have brought welcomed drought relief for much of the state. In some places, the rainfall deficits are disappearing. In the south and east, much of the depleted groundwater is being replenished, much to the relief of producers. Along the southern and eastern edges of the state, soil moisture levels have returned to normal or even a little above. Unfortunately, in the northwestern corner (and the Texarkana area), the rainfall deficits have yet to make the necessary turn-around and drought conditions remain stubbornly deep-rooted. The NWS cautions that Arkansas has had the driest April through July in state history and that it will take much more rain to end this drought.  Read more …  

Image courtesy of the National Weather Service

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