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Alabama finally drought-free for first time in over a year

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After what felt like an unending drought plaguing the state, Alabama is finally drought-free for the first time in more than a year. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor at...

Don’t be fooled, 96 percent of Alabama remains in drought

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Don't let the fact that the Yellowhammer State has seen some much-needed rain in recent weeks fool you — the state is very much still...

Rain brings short-term relief, didn’t end Alabama drought

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Meteorologists say storms that dumped as much as 5 inches of rain on Alabama didn’t end the drought. The heaviest rains fell near the middle of the...

Severe drought continues across Alabama, no end in sight

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While some areas of Alabama saw a sprinkling of rain this past week, severe drought continues to torment the vast majority of the state. With well over...

Drought spreading southward in Alabama

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A new report shows that a choking drought is spreading southward across Alabama. Federal statistics show nearly 90 percent of the state is now in...

Robert Bentley expands drought emergency to all 67 Alabama counties

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Gov. Robert Bentley announced the entire state of Alabama is now under a Drought Emergency Declaration. Effective as of 3 p.m. Monday, all 67 Alabama counties have...

Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes

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Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much...

25 day drought fuels 910 wildfires; “burn ban” remains in effect...

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As extremely dry conditions continue to plague the entire state, a total of 46 counties in north and central Alabama remain under a burn...

New Robert Bentley drought declaration bans all outdoor burning in 46...

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With drought conditions persisting in across Alabama, the state has issued burn bans. Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed a Drought Emergency Declaration due to extremely...

Daniel Sutter: How to Turn a Drought into a Disaster

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California is in the midst of a severe, protracted drought that is producing significant costs and conflicts. The unreported story, however, is how our...

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