May 10, 2013
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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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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