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.

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