Severe Drought Spreads Across Eastern Carolina

Severe drought conditions have now spread to include almost all of Eastern Carolina.

The latest drought map shows only Bertie, Halifax, Edgecombe, Chowan, Gates, Northampton, Perquimans and Wilson counties remain under a moderate drought. The rest of the area is under the severe drought.

Just 18 counties in the western part of the state remain free from any drought conditions.


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  • by incognito Location: greenville on Jun 18, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    If the Tar River gets any dryer near Belvoir, the state is gonnahave to start cutting the grass in the river.
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      by tyrrell county on Jun 18, 2011 at 01:00 PM in reply to incognito
      You got that right.I have mowed my grass only once in 5 weeks.The only place in my yard that the grass is growing is above my seepage lines.It is growing in the ditch off the shoulder of the road in front of my house though,but thats only because it is in the shade 24/7.
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        by Same Here on Jun 19, 2011 at 08:11 AM in reply to tyrrell county
        My "mound" system is providing the only green in my yard.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    The picture they show as you can see shows the corn planted in Sand. Of course its going to be dry. It could rain everyday of the year and the news would say we have a drought. What I would like to see is prices not going up so people can afford to water thier lands. But that will not happen. I suppose its all a money game.
  • by Spreads? on Jun 17, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    I don't agree with that term to describe the land drying out.
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