Rain makes big dent in region’s drought
Rain makes big dent in region’s drought.
Times Herald-Record @MikeRandall845 All that heavy rain last week made a huge dent in the region’s drought.
The report, based on readings taken Tuesday, showed the drought had ended in the remaining 9.71 percent of Sullivan County that was under moderate drought conditions a week earlier.
This week, 91.18 percent of Sullivan County is considered abnormally dry, which is one step below a drought.
The remaining 8.82 percent of the county has neither drought nor pre-drought conditions.
In Orange County, only 3.1 percent of the land is under moderate drought conditions, down from 92.72 percent a week earlier.
Another 77.69 percent of the county is abnormally dry, and 19.21 percent has no drought or pre-drought conditions.
In Ulster County, 30.28 percent of the land is still under moderate drought conditions, down from 37.15 percent last week.
The remaining 69.72 percent of Ulster County is abnormally dry.
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