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Downpours help drought conditions in Arkansas; 37 percent of state considered abnormally dry


LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Drought conditions are diminishing in Arkansas after heavy rainfall throughout the state in the past week.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor, which tracked conditions through Tuesday, finds that 37 percent of Arkansas is abnormally dry, while 7 percent is experiencing moderate drought conditions. About 62 percent of the state is experiencing no drought conditions.

A week ago, 71 percent of the state was considered abnormally dry, while 10 percent of the state was in moderate drought.

The National Weather Service says many parts of the state saw 2 to 5 inches of rain during the storms this week.

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