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Abnormally dry areas expand in Georgia and Alabama but no increase in drought

The latest Drought Monitor, released earlier this week, shows that there has been a significant expansion of abnormally dry conditions in eastern parts of Georgia, with a smaller expansion in Alabama. The amount of moderate drought in the region remains steady at just about 1 percent of the total area. The heaviest rain in the next seven days should be north of these regions, so it is unlikely that they will see much reduction in next week’s map.