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United States: Widespread water surplus to persist in SD, NE, KS, OK

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United States: Widespread water surplus to persist in SD, NE, KS, OK

Widespread water surpluses observed in prior months will shrink through November. However, a broad column of surplus is forecast from southern North Dakota reaching into north-central Texas with intense anomalies in South Dakota. Other areas of surplus include eastern Nevada into western Utah, Wyoming, and California from San Francisco through the southwest. A pocket of exceptional deficit is expected in the central Everglades.

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