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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 15:03

Drought beats a retreat

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Severe drought is nearly vanquished in North Carolina, with the number of counties in that designation the lowest it’s been since June 2016.

Currently, only Clay County is designated as experiencing extreme drought, whereas all seven westernmost counties were included in that list as of April 18. The remaining six counties are now categorized as experiencing moderate drought, with an additional 32 counties listed as abnormally dry. 

Drought designations are updated every Thursday at

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