Timely rains this spring have turned what was a pretty dry situation in many parts of Missouri into a much more tolerable situation on the many farmers who rely on rain for their crops. University of Missouri climatologist Pat Guinan says the drought that gripped a large portion of the state has shrunk. But, Guinan says while the rains have been timely enough to help the crops, subsoil moisture levels in the northwest corner of Missouri are still below normal, as shown in how low some stock pond levels are. He says it will take an inch to an inch and a half of rain each week or so to fully recharge the region.