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Drought decreases due to weekend rains

The latest issue of the Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that dry conditions decreased slightly across the region in the past week, and areas of drought were shrunk or removed in many states. The area of extreme drought that was placed in Alabama has been removed and other areas of severe drought were reduced. Dry conditions were removed from coastal South Carolina and parts of central Georgia. More rain in this coming week should lead to additional decreases in next week’s map.