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Drought and the forest: dry winter can be mitigated by 'monsoons'

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Wildflowers in meadows appear every year in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. The moisture in the soil obviously affects the growth of plants of all kinds in the forest. That moisture can come from rain in the fall, spring and summer and from snowpack in the winter which melts in the spring. This photo was taken in the mountains above Joe's Valley during the summer monsoon season in 2008.

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