A year ago, people in the Panhandle were wondering when the rains would return and help end the record-breaking drought that has gripped the state for the last several years. The drought isn’t over, but the abundance of rain this year has helped, moving Moore County out of the exceptional drought category and into the severe and moderate categories. This short video, taken at the creek just south of the LX Ranch gate on U.S. Highway 287 is evidence of the rain that has taken us to well over 5 inches above normal for the year. Today’s rain has added to the swollen creeks and Canadian River. Although there were plenty of 4-wheelers at the Canadian, none of them was venturing into the fast-moving waters. Watch the video below.

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