ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) - Much of the tri states is covered in snow, but is it enough for farmers still dealing with the effects from the drought?
With all the white stuff on the ground it may seem that planting season is still far off, but farmers are keeping a close eye on our snowfall totals.
Officials say the snow can only help what have been drought conditions in the tri states, but there's still a ways to go.
"It takes something like 10-12 inches to make 1 inch of rain water so even though we've seen some of the bigger snows in this area it's only added up to a couple inches of rain," says John Benz, a marketing manager at Ursa Farmers Coop.
The Illinois State Water Survey says over the past three months, the state averaged 9.1 inches of precipitation, which is 2.2 inches above normal.
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