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Wet spring helps ease prolonged drought for some of Siouxland

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May 7th South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa Drought map. Yellow is abnormally dry, peach is moderate, orange is severe, red is extreme, and dark red is exceptional. May 7th South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa Drought map. Yellow is abnormally dry, peach is moderate, orange is severe, red is extreme, and dark red is exceptional.

A wet spring continues to soak soil across much of the Midwest, causing the prolonged drought to retreat westward.

The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map released shows the drought has subsided for nearly two-thirds of Iowa.

A smaller portion of western Nebraska is in extreme or exceptional drought.

The soil moisture is good news for corn growers who are now dodging rain storms to get seed in the ground.

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