The new weekly drought monitor shows an improvement across both North and South Carolina with drought conditions either none, abnormally dry or a moderate drought across the WCCB area.
Below is a comparison of the June 1st Drought Monitor vs. June 8th in North Carolina.
Below is a comparison of the June 1st Drought Monitor vs. June 8th in South Carolina.
Most of the WCCB area is abnormally dry with some counties in a moderate drought.
Moderate drought counties: Eastern Union, Anson, Richmond and Chesterfield.
According to the National Drought Mitigation Center historically observed impacts while in moderate drought conditions include:
- Crop stress increases
- Hay production is reduced; producers feed hay to cattle early
- Wildfire danger is higher than the seasonal normal
- Increased signs of wildlife; trees and landscape are drought stressed
*Note: The rainfall from Tuesday (6/8) and Wednesday (6/9) is not included in this data.