Heavy El Nino rains alleviating drought

Heavy El Nino rains alleviating drought

ACCORDING to the latest "U.S. Drought Monitor," drought coverage in the contiguous U.S. fell sharply during the five-week period ending Nov. 3 after torrential rains fell in the South.

U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey said the drop is impressive when considering that U.S. drought coverage had increased to nearly 35% as recently as Oct. 20, at which time the South began to receive heavy rains. As a result, U.S. drought covera

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