U.S. Drought Monitor, May 8, 2012

Reductions in the coverage of exceptional and extreme drought were made across western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Rains this week were not exceptional, but a recent wet pattern has helped to alleviate some of the dryness across that region. Heavy rains across central Texas, occurring right up to the data-cutoff, prompted improvements there, but poor groundwater storage and slowly responding reservoir levels continue to mitigate the recovery, so the only modest reductions in coverage were indicated. Click here to read more at droughtmonitor.unl.edu…

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