Drought monitor still shows drought conditions, may have helped spring planting
WILLMAR -- Even with the numerous heavy wet snows in April and May and seemingly abundant rainfall, west central Minnesota is still in a moderate to severe drought.
The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows that severe drought conditions remain in portions of Renville, Redwood and Yellow Medicine counties. The severe-rated area is just 0.87 percent of the state's land, but it is a significant portion of those three counties.
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