Area receives much needed moisture...lots of it

Beginning on Sunday afternoon, a slow and steady rainfall began throughout Cimarron County and the Oklahoma Panhandle. Rainfall amounts varied widely from area to area. An accumulation of one inch and sixty-hundredths was reported just north of Black Mesa, and in nearby Kenton the tally was more than two inches. More than two inches fell in Boise City proper, and in and around Keyes there were reports of four and one-half to five inches. Water stood in every low spot in fields, and ran into the ditches.

At top, the water whirlpools into the entrance to a culvert two miles west of Highway 171, on Highway 64. Above, the water surges out on its path to Willowbar Lake . At right a car slows for the water running two to four inches deep over Highway 64. Every playa lake between Boise City and Keyes was full with the exception of Willowbar, it's parched earth and thirsty flora soaked up the moisture.

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