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Recent rainfall had little impact on Alabama drought

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Heavy rainfall across Alabama this week
did little to relieve the state's drought situation.

The U.S. Drought Monitor report, released Thursday, showed a
still mostly dry Alabama recovering from years of drought.

The survey found 73 percent of the state remain under some stage of drought.

That's only a 9 percent decrease from the previous
week.

Northeast Alabama remains the most parched region of the state.
The area is still under D-2 or severe drought classification. It
represents about 1 percent of the state.

According to the Monitor, approximately 5 percent of the Southeast is also under D-2 status.


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