Despite the recent rains, Alabama continues to suffer from the worst drought conditions in the nation.
The latest Drought Monitor Survey released Thursday shows the worst drought conditions, known as D-4 or exceptional, has been reduced to about 17 percent of the state. That's about a 5 percent loss on the week.
Still the area affected by the D-4 conditions in Northeast Alabama is the only area covered by those exceptional condition in the U.S.
More than 40 percent of the state remains in the second worst category known as extreme. All the state remains under some stage of drought.
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