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State Climatologist Greg Spoden: Heavy snow cover won’t bring drought relief

Although parts of Minnesota have received more above-average snowfall this winter, State Climatologist Greg Spoden cautions Minnesotans not to expect relief from the drought afflicting the state. Frozen soil will prevent melting snow from being reabsorbed into the ground, so must of it will run off, potentially worsening flooding. For a good agriculture season, Spoden says the state will need “Abundant spring rain.”

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