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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 17:16

Drought-free in N.C.

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For the first time since March 2016, all 100 counties in North Carolina are free of drought or dry conditions.

Due to sustained spring rainfall, streams, groundwater levels and soil moisture have all rebounded and are now close to their long-term averages. However, conditions can change rapidly, especially during the hot summer months, when evaporation rates are higher. 

The N.C. Drought Management Advisory Council monitors conditions closely and releases an updated drought map each Thursday at 9 a.m. Maps are posted at

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