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Snowy winter brings some drought relief

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A drought-damaged corn field is pictured near Emery, Iowa July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Karl Plume
A drought-damaged corn field is pictured near Emery, Iowa July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Karl Plume

MADISON (WRN-WSAU)  Despite a snowy winter, we're not out of the woods as far as drought is concerned. Conditions are improving in parts of the state, but remain dry in others.Wisconsin has a better than even chance of getting above-average precipitation from now until the end of May. Mike Powers, the state Ag Department's Administrator of Agricultural Development, says new figures show that about 85-percent of Wisconsin’s land area remains abnormally dry or worse - and much of the northwest part of the state is still in a severe drought.Conditions HAVE improved this winter in parts of Wisconsin, especially the Milwaukee region which just recently lost its moderate drought status. 

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