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Memorial Day weekend rains improve drought picture

by Silas Allen Published: May 29, 2014

The rain that passed through the state over Memorial Day weekend improved the drought picture in Oklahoma, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday morning. But despite those rains, western and northern Oklahoma are still in bad shape:

Although the situation has improved since last week, more than a quarter of the state is still in exceptional drought, the report’s most severe category. Nearly 80 percent of the state is experiencing some form of drought.

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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