Extreme Drought Still Grips 16 Percent of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Parts of Alabama remain in a drought, so say the experts with the U.S Drought Monitor Survey.

In a new report today, meteorologists said 16 percent of the state remains classified under extreme drought.

The Survey said lesser drought conditions expanded southward toward the Gulf Coast placing all but 12 percent of Alabama under some stage of drought.

Its a similar scenario across the Southeast where 73 percent of the region is still suffering from arid conditions. There was little rain across the region for the second week in a row, allowing conditions to deteriorate.

In southern Alabama and Georgia, precipitation was only about 70 percent of normal.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by that's right Location: headland on Apr 25, 2008 at 01:09 PM
    I would just like to add that sprinkler has been broken since last year! Those employees at that business know that it's broken. They drive thru water every Monday and Wednesday(approximately 7am) since last year. And they must not care or maybe it's the owner of Qualico???
  • by MARY Location: WEBB on Apr 25, 2008 at 08:54 AM
    I hope the right person sees this. At least twice a week on my way to work I see a business in Webb who has a broken sprinkler head that sprays water in the road. It is the offices of Qualico Steel. I have called the Webb water office and to this day it is still tore up. All the water is damaging the road at Hwy 52 and Main st. and no one seems to care. If water is not conserved we will be without. You are draining the water table of everyone that lives out there. That company needs to repair that sprinkler and fix the road that they damaged.
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