The heart of the nation's winter wheat region has benefited substantially from the major snow storms that swept through in the past week.
According to AccuWeather Inc., about 1 to 3 inches of water has been laid down in much of the wheat belt, from northern Texas up through Kansas and into northern Missouri. The water is locked up in the 1 to 3 feet of snow that fell in much of this area.
AccuWeather is The World-Herald's private weather consultant.
Nebraska, which has been at the center of the extraordinary drought that began last summer, has also benefited, but not quite as much.
Southern Nebraska got around three-fourths of an inch of water from the first storm that moved through. The second storm missed most of the state, dropping a couple of inches in southeast Nebraska.
Source: AccuWeather Inc. and the National Weather Service