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Improvement Seen in Arkansas Drought Monitor

Rain makes big difference in western part of the state.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Rainfall is making a dent in drought conditions over parts of the state.

This week's Drought Monitor from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Little Rock shows improvement over much of western Arkansas.

The NWS says the rainfall map for the last 30 days shows 12 to 14 inches around Amity and Kirby in Southwest Arkansas while the area southeast of Stuttgart recorded less than an inch.

That's also the case in Jefferson County, where lack of rain has deteriorated conditions from Moderate Drought to Severe Drought.

According to the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) only one county (Lincoln) in the state remains under a burn ban.

The AFC's wildfire danger map shows low risk over much of the state while most of western and Southern Arkansas have a moderate risk.
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