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No drought on the horizon for state

RITZVILLE -The March drought report shows is good news for farmers across much of Washington state and Adams County.

According to the report released earlier this month, the state is drought-free. But, some "abnormally dry" areas remain.

In Adams County, conditions remain abnormally dry in the Othello area, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the USDA.

But with a better-than-average snowpack and rain in the forecast, farmers should be ready for the spring growing season.

The Upper Columbia basin shows that snowpack was 113% of normal in February, even though...


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