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Rain not likely enough to end drought


Last updated 6/21/2022 at 9:24am

Havre Daily News/Tim Leeds

Floodwater flows under - and around - a footbridge at Lions Campground in Beaver Creek Park Wednesday. Despite the rain that has fallen this month, including causing flooding in Beaver Creek, restricted access at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and flash flooding in northern Hill County, not enough has fallen to lift the region from drought status.

As the first day of summer arrives, and June starts to wind down, the good news is, Havre has received some much-needed rain. The bad news is, it's likely not enough to alter the drought conditions the area has been mired in.

"Havre needed the rain," National Weather Service Great Falls Meteorologist Jim Brusda said. "I don't know if it's enough to improve the drought from the 'Extreme' category to the 'Severe' category. It's really hard to say whether that changes when the update comes out Thursday. Things can change so quickly this time of year. So even though you got all that rain, then...

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