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      Drought conditions ease up in Oklahoma

      A new report says drought conditions are improving in Oklahoma, though more than half of the state remains in extreme or exceptional drought.New data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 17 percent of Oklahoma is in exceptional drought -- the most severe classification of drought. That's down from 21 percent a week ago.The Drought Monitor says 53 percent of the state is in extreme or exceptional drought, primarily in the northern, central and western parts of the state. That's down from 61 percent last week.About 8 percent of Oklahoma, all in the southeast, is experiencing no drought conditions.Oklahoma currently has no burn bans in place.
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