Rain brings more flooding, but also lessens effects of drought


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WICHITA, Kansas — Another round of rain and thunderstorms rolled through Kansas on Thursday, helping make this August one of the wettest on record.

With the ground already saturated from weeks of heavy rain, streets flooded quickly in parts of Wichita. But in western Kansas, where severe drought still plagues crops and sources of drinking, the continued rain lessened its effects.

Now, only about one quarter of the state is still considered in exceptional drought. But still, most of the state is still in at least some level of drought.

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