Alberta acres need one good soaking rain

Although over-winter precipitation accumulations were well below normal across most of Alberta, total over-winter precipitation deficits do not exceed 70 millimetres, even in the driest areas.

“From a cropping perspective, these shortfalls can effectively be eased by one good soaking rain, or a few large spring snowstorms,” says Ralph Wright of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

Long-term moisture deficits (365 days) show significantly drier areas through the northern Peace Region, across much of northern Alberta, and through many areas between Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.

The full update can be found at agriculture.alberta.ca.

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