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Slight expansion of severe drought in Georgia

The latest Drought Monitor shows a slight increase in the area covered by extreme drought in Georgia as well as the development of moderate drought in central Georgia just south of Macon.  In other areas of the Southeast, dry conditions remained constant or decreased slightly.  Near normal rainfall coupled with…
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Extreme drought expands in the Southeast

Since my last post on the Drought Monitor depiction of drought in our region at the end of June, the area of extreme drought in the Southeast has expanded from 0.5% to 2.5% of the total area of the region.  Both below-average rainfall and well above-average temperatures contributed to the…
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Extreme drought returns to the Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor is out, and it is not good news for the Southeast.  Extreme drought has been reintroduced to Georgia for the first time since February 2013.  A small area of northeast Alabama is also in extreme drought. The good news is that rainier weather returned to parts…
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