No More Drought In North Carolina

For the first time in almost three years there is no drought, or abnormally dry conditions in North Carolina.

Thursday's map released by the U.S. Drought Monitor showed normal conditions for all 100 counties. The last time that happened was January 30th, 2007.

The state experienced its worst drought on record in the summer, fall and winter of 2007.

Since then above average rainfall has helped replenish streams, rivers and reservoirs. This past month has been unusually wet across the state, with many locations experiencing record-setting rainfall amounts.

In a one-month period ending Dec. 9, data from NC State shows it was the wettest for this time of the year for many areas including Kinston, New Bern, Plymouth and Roanoke Rapids.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    I wonder if global warming is contributed to no more drought here.A big three years?I thaught we were going to freeze to death in the 70's!Man when will the media stop this load of blank?I can wash a well down in a few minutes and get decent water at 18 to thirty feet.
  • by Raymond Location: Morehead City on Dec 10, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    I'm glad, but what do about these web feet I've grown?
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Dec 10, 2009 at 02:16 PM
  • by loki Location: chowan on Dec 10, 2009 at 01:48 PM
    really? no kidding......

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