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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Rain to End, Area Affected by Wet Spring


Forrest Hershberger

Recent storms flooded the channel parallel with the multi-use path dissecting 10th Avenue. Pools were still present Thursday.

In farm country there's a saying - "It's pretty hard to complain about getting moisture." That holds true for the area, which gets only about 15-17 inches of rainfall each year.

But this year has been different. Late spring snowfalls, followed by seemingly endless rainstorms, have left the county soaked. With the forecast of warmer temperatures over the coming days, Sidney and Cheyenne County will have a window of drying in its abnormally wet spring.

In the last week alone, Sidney officially received nearly two inches of rain. But localized heavier rainfall has resulted in unofficial repor...

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