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It's official: southern Manitoba's all wet

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This article was published 29/5/2012 (2997 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

It’s safe to say southern Manitoba’s drought is over.

After nine months of dry weather, Manitoba has had a wetter-than-normal April and May, according to statistics released this morning by the provincial Agriculture Department.

Winnipeg has had 46 per cent more rain than normal since April 1.

KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Winnipeg has had 46 per cent more rain than normal since April 1.

Winnipeg? It’s had 46 per cent more rain than normal since April 1. Selkirk? Seventy-three per cent higher than normal. Brandon? Thirty-six per cent.

Four towns in western Manitoba have had more than twice their normal rainfall since April 1: Swan River Birtle, Carberry and Hamiota. Several others received close to double their usual amount of rain.

Of the 53 locations the Agriculture Department monitors, 42 reported higher rainfall amounts than normal, most of them significantly higher.

The town with the highest reported rainfall since April 1 (through Sunday) was Carberry, with 158 mm.

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History

Updated on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM CDT: adds precipitation map

12:17 AM: replaces Swan Valley with Swan River

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