Drought Conditions Continue to Decrease Across Southeast

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The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC.

Drought-like conditions still persist in areas across the Southeast. But they are mostly concentrated to the northern counties of Alabama and Georgia, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Alabama’s dry conditions range from abnormally dry to severely dry. The driest area is located in the northeastern part of the state, in counties like Blount, Saint Clair, Marshall, Etowah and Dekalb. Parts of Colbert and Lauderdale counties, located in the northwest corner of the state, are also severely dry.

Moderately dry conditions start in the northern area of Alabama and extend as far south as Choctaw, Clarke and Wilcox counties.

Georgia’s dry areas remain in the northern part of the state. Abnormally dry conditions start as far south as Carroll and Haralson counties and extend to the northernmost counties in Georgia. Parts of Dade, Walker and Chattooga counties in the northwest corner are moderately dry, as are parts of Fannin, Union and Towns counties to the east.

Florida is mostly drought free, except for along the west coast. Moderately dry conditions are still observed in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties.