Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Spring rains quenching ground's thirst

Drought conditions nonexistent in 3 area counties

Pale is a good thing when it comes to the U.S. Drought Monitor's maps, and last week's was delightfully bland for O'Brien County.

The map released on April 4 showed O'Brien County as completely drought-free along with Osceola and Plymouth counties. Portions of other northwest Iowa counties were also listed as drought-free, while the remaining land mass was "abnormally dry."

The region was the best off in the state as far as precipitation levels go. According to the map, around 20 counties in northeast Iowa are still experiencing "extreme drought" in some form.

According to the latest water sum...

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