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Despite recent rains, the boat ramp at the Elkhorn Crossing Recreation Area near Omaha, Neb., is exposed as the Elkhorn River is still 3 feet below its normal height, Thursday, May 9, 2013. According to the weekly drought report released Thursday, a wet spring continues to soak the soil across much of the Midwest, causing the prolonged drought to slowly retreat westward.

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Missouri River basin remains drier than normal

Despite wet weather in April, the amount of water flowing into the Missouri River remains below normal because of slow runoff and the ongoing drought.


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