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Alabama-Drought
4:38 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Drought Spreading Across Alabama

Statistics released Thursday show about two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry, and about 10 percent of the state is in a moderate drought.
Credit The National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought is quickly spreading across Alabama.

Statistics released Thursday show about two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry, and about 10 percent of the state is in a moderate drought.

A week of hot, dry weather made conditions worse. Less than half the state was experiencing any type of drought conditions a week ago.

The situation also is much worse than this time last year, when rainfall levels were normal and Alabama was drought-free.

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Drought Conditions
3:57 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Rains Improving Drought Conditions In Alabama

Recent rains have helped ease drought conditions but about one-third of the state remains unusually dry.
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu National Drought Mitigation Center

Heavy rains have helped ease drought conditions in Alabama, but about one-third of the state remains unusually dry.

The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about two-thirds of the state is drought-free, a big improvement from just a few weeks ago.

But a third of the state remains abnormally dry or in a drought. Dry conditions cover a wedge-shaped area extending from the Hale-Bibb county line eastward to the Georgia line. Conditions are worst in about a dozen counties that include the Auburn area.

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