Drought

  • Drought in England has led to extremely low reservoir levels and concerns about whether they are likely to rise enough to support fruit and vegetable farming next year, according to a recent story in The Guardian. Farmers are considering their crop rotations for next year with an eye to reduced availability of water, and some…

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  • The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that abnormally dry (D0) conditions have been added back to eastern sections of North Carolina this week due to lack of rain and warm temperatures. The rest of the region, including Puerto Rico, did not see any changes this week. The only area still in drought is a…

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  • The latest Drought Monitor, released earlier today, shows that nearly all drought has been removed from the Southeast. There is still a small area of moderate (D1) drought near Tampa, but only a few patches of abnormally dry (D0) conditions remain over most of the area due to the recent rain. Drought was also reduced…

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  • The latest Drought Monitor map, released today, shows that the areal coverage and severity of drought across the region continues to decrease due to continuing recent rains. Drought in Puerto Rico also improved slightly due to heavier rainfall there. Since more rain is forecast in the next week, we can expect to see additional improvements…

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  • The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that all areas of drought have been improved by one category. This resulted in the removal of all extreme (D3) drought from the region. Rain in the southern half of the region should continue to improve things there, although North Carolina and Virginia will see little rain…

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  • The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows only slight improvements in the drought this week. Since the cutoff was Tuesday morning and a lot more rain has fallen since then, we can expect to see further improvements in next week’s map. By contrast, Puerto Rico’s moderate drought has expanded and now covers over half…

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  • In the past week, moderate (D1) drought doubled in coverage in Puerto Rico, which has not seen much rain in the last couple of weeks. In the mainland Southeast, however, there has been widespread improvement in drought conditions, with 1-category changes in more than half of Georgia plus western VA, NC, and SC. In Alabama,…

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  • All of the rain that we have gotten in the last week has resulted in significant improvement of drought conditions across large parts of the Southeast. Every state has seen reductions in drought, and more is likely this week with the next storm coming through on Friday. Even Alabama, which is still mostly covered by…

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