Excessive Rain Extinguishes Drought



There is a silver lining to all this dreary weather. No really, there is. All this rain that has kept us up at night and flooded our streets has also done one other thing, extinguished all levels of drought in the state.

Okay, so it’s not the most exciting silver lining. But this is the first in the last few years that we’ve seen zeros across the board for drought measurements, the last time was for a short two weeks in July of 2011.

Compared to the excessive and extreme drought being experienced in California, some might say we’re lucky to have an excess of water on our hands.


Photo via: KARE 11


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Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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