Improving Drought Conditions Across the Carolinas

Improving drought conditions in both North and South Carolina

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. 

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Below is a comparison of the June 1st Drought Monitor vs. June 8th in South Carolina.

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Most of the WCCB area is abnormally dry with some counties in a moderate drought.

Moderate drought counties: Eastern Union, Anson, Richmond and Chesterfield.  

Drought Monitor

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.