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How much has recent rain helped the Drought?

Despite some recent heavy rain fall, the Finger Lakes region remains in a drought situation. The rainfall has certainly helped ease the drought, though.

Over the last two weeks, the D3- Extreme Drought classification has been totally removed from our region and New York state as a whole.

However, there is still a long way to go before the drought is removed. In the recent weeks, much of eastern New York has been dry, so the state as a whole has seen an increase in drought coverage, even as the severity of the drought decreases in the areas where it was worst.

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