Drought returns to central N.C.
Part of the Triangle is again in a moderate drought, marking the end of three drought-free months in North Carolina.Posted — Updated
Those include Durham, Orange, Chatham, Lee, Alamance, Guilford and Randolph counties.
"We're certainly not out of the woods,” said Dee Freeman, secretary of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
He encouraged North Carolinians to conserve water.
“One of the best ways to reduce the effects of any drought or dry conditions is by making water conservation part of your daily routine," Freeman said.
The rest of the Triangle is among 67 counties experiencing abnormally dry conditions, which means adequate rainfall is required to keep drought conditions from returning.
Three northeastern counties saw an improvement this week, as abnormally dry conditions returned to normal. Abnormally dry conditions spread into the Charlotte area.
Twenty-six counties are experiencing normal conditions.
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