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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

No drought on the horizon for state


Last updated 3/21/2023 at 9:38am

Natural Resources Conservation Service

The March water report shows most of the state drought-free, with some areas "abnormally dry," as depicted in yellow.

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 tho...

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