Rain improving Massachusetts’ drought conditions

Rain improving Massachusetts’ drought conditions.
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“Rain is always beneficial.
It creates flooding and things like that, but we need it,” said Angelie Peterson of Easthampton.
Rain came down hard all day in Franklin County and it led to some minor street flooding, like on Avenue A in Turners Falls.
Much of Franklin County remains in a moderate drought.
Morenon said last summer’s lack of rain hurt Franklin County farmers.
According to the USDA, drought conditions in Massachusetts are improving.
Morenon did add that a very rainy early spring could delay planting in the fields, but she’s not expecting that to happen.
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