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Last Week's Rain Should Help Alleviate Drought Conditions

Rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds are all up across Illinois after several days of torrential rains and National Weather Service officials are indicating the farming community is likely going to feel the impacts of the rain as well.
James Auten with the National Weather Service in Lincoln indicates concerns of drought may not be as high heading into the spring thanks to all the rain from last week.
Central Illinois received between 2-4 inches over about a week but Auten indicates northern and southern Illinois got most of the heavy rain.
Auten says if there are any lingering drought concerns, those could be alleviated in March as forecasts are right now, calling for above normal precipitation in March. 

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