May rainfall eases leeward drought, but slightly

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  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Water rushes down a flood canal in Hilo on May 3.

Most of East Hawaii experienced above average rainfall in May, easing what has been a drier-than-normal year. But above-average rainfall has been an even bigger boon to portions of the island’s leeward side, which is experiencing a drought.