Although concerns linger about significant river flooding in the Midwest and northern Plains following above-normal precipitation this winter, the Northwest has a problem quite the opposite: drought.

Much of the Northwest has been in the throes of a dry spell following a winter of below-normal rain and snow.

The lack of snowpack over the area is leaving farmers worried about their crops. Cherries, apples, grapes and winter wheat are primary crops in the Northwest states.

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