By Susan Montoya Bryan
The Associated Press
It has been nearly five years since conditions in New Mexico have been this favorable, with extreme drought now gone and nearly one-third of the state drought-free.
A combination of back-to-back spring showers, less wind and late-season snowfall have helped to ease drought conditions in most parts of the state, forecasters with the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
The welcomed moisture has helped to fill streams and reservoirs, which is good news for farmers and fish.