Parts of New Mexico now drought free

Posted at: 09/24/2013 7:10 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

For the first time since early April, a part of the state is officially drought free.

Shawn Bennett from the National Weather Service says that a section along the southern border of New Mexico, which includes Doña Ana, Otero, and Eddy counties, is considered not in drought.

Another interesting note: the Pecos River received most of the water that it would usually get from a winter snow-melt this September alone!

Although the rain has been great, we still need more since the majority of the state is still in a moderate to severe drought.