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South Carolina Drought News Release

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Land, Water and Conservation Division
South Carolina Drought Response Program
Department of Natural Resources News (803) 734-4133

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE #03 - 18 April 24, 2003

DROUGHT OFFICIALLY OVER IN STATE, COMMITTEE SAYS


The S.C. Drought Response Committee removed the drought declaration for all South Carolina counties after meeting Thursday, April 24, in Columbia.

Almost all locations have received above-normal or much-above-normal rainfall since last September. The timing, amount, and duration of the rainfall have brought all drought indicators back to normal levels. Long-range forecasts presented by the S.C. State Climatology Office call for a more normal precipitation pattern this summer than received during the previous four summers.

The Drought Response Program will continue to monitor the drought conditions and will provide updates if there are any changes in the forecast.

Find out more about the State Climatology Office at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/ or by calling (803) 734-9100.

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