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Severe drought retreats in NC, dry conditions expand in GA, FL

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that abnormally dry (D0) conditions expanded in parts of Florida and in southern Georgia, but the severe drought in North Carolina decreased due to rain there this week. Rainfall this coming week could put a dent in both parts of the region, although other areas will not see much rain. The hit-or-miss summertime rain means that the Drought Monitor does not always capture the fine details of the wet and dry areas, so if you are dry, report your conditions on the Condition Monitoring site at https://droughtimpacts.unl.edu/ConditionMonitoringObservations.aspx.