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Rains erase dry soil in south Alabama, but not in northeast


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new report on the nation’s drought shows recent rains have eased dry conditions in the Mobile, Alabama, area.

However, the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday also shows pockets of extreme drought are persisting in northern Alabama — particularly in the northeast corner of the state.

Recent rains fell along the Gulf Coast, improving the situation in southwest Alabama, but the report says little or no rain was measured in the main area of drought in northern Alabama.

The report shows Alabama’s worst drought conditions continue to be in Jackson County, along with portions of Madison and DeKalb counties.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the federal government.

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