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Drought conditions spread, central Hi-Line OK for now

Although conditions are drying here as well, the region around Havre continues to be one of the better locations in Montana for avoiding the dryness spreading throughout the state.

During a meeting of the Governor's Drought Advisory Committee in Helena Thursday, the group said dry conditions are widening, although rain that has fallen in the last few weeks has helped slow down the spread.

"The expected trend is for the drought in Montana to persist or intensify through the end of October, " Jesse Aber of the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation said during his presentation...


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