U.S. Drought Monitor, April 10, 2012

This week 1 to 3 inches of rain fell on northeastern Texas, enough to remove the small Moderate Drought area there and cut back on some Abnormally Dry area. In southwestern Texas, Stockton and Edwards Plateaus, 1 to locally 4 inches of rain diminished Extreme Drought to Severe Drought. And a reassessment of SPI products and agricultural reports indicated improved conditions in the Coastal Bend area where a 1-category improvement was made. In northeastern Oklahoma, the Abnormally Dry (L) area was realigned to better represent hydrologic conditions. This included Lake Skiatook in eastern Osage County which continued to struggle as the lake level declined even with an inch of rain in its watershed. Click here to read more at droughtmonitor.unl.edu…

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