The U.S. Drought Monitor Survey shows 73 percent of the state is
now under some stage of drought.
The Survey was released Thursday.
The worst category, D-2, covers approximately 2 percent of
Alabama, mainly in northeast counties.
The Monitor said D-1 or moderate drought conditions more than doubled in size and expanded toward Montgomery.
Experts said the expansion is due to dry conditions over the
past 30-90 days.
The survey also notes the "near record to record low levels"
of rivers and surface water storage areas across the Southeast