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Droughts

Drought conditions worsen across NC

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video It's been a dry year across North Carolina pushing much of the state into a moderate drought. While the clear, dry conditions may mean good beach weather, it is also having a very negative effect on our environment. Full story...
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Dry spring could mean problems for our area

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video You can already see how dry it's been in the streams, rivers, marshes and lawns across the area, but the numbers back it up as well. So far this year we're four inches behind. That's a 25 percent deficit. Full story...
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NC Farmers hurt by 2nd straight year of droughts

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59 North Carolina counties, including New Hanover, Bladen, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties are now designated disaster areas. Full story...
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Wilmington's drought update

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videoNorth Carolina had its driest year on record in 2007. In Wilmington, it was the third driest year, with just less than 33.5 inches of rainfall. Luckily, this year has been much wetter. Full story...
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Rain today, but should we still conserve water?

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videoPlenty of rain today and right near the average for the year, but after a severe drought last year should we be keeping an eye on how much water we use? Full story...
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Marshall on mandatory water restrictions after well dries up

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The town of Marshall has ordered mandatory water restrictions after one of the town's three wells dried up. Full story...
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More power given to NC governors to handle droughts

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Lawmakers are answering Governor Easley's call to give him more executive power to respond to a drought. Full story...
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Update on NC drought conditions

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video"Drought" has been a common word in our vocabulary here in southeastern North Carolina over the past year. While we have gotten some rain recently, we still have a long way to go before the worst drought in North Carolina comes to an end. Full story...
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Drought conditions worsen across state

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overnor Easley says there's not enough water in the state -- period. Full story...
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Wilmington eases water restrictions

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Following the success of mandatory conservation measures and the steady improvement of drought conditions statewide, the city is easing water restrictions. Full story...
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2007 driest year on record for NC

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video2007 was the driest year on record in North Carolina. In Wilmington we finished off the year almost two feet below normal. 2008 has gotten off to a wetter start, which is good news for area lakes including Jordan Lake, which is our main water source. Full story...
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Raleigh water source now full after weekend rainfall

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The main source of water for Raleigh is officially overflowing, but just barely. Full story...
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Golf courses, other private water users not reporting water use

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Businesses and residents that use private water supplies in North Carolina are required to report how much water they use. Full story...
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Easley wants more power over local water systems during droughts

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Gov. Mike Easley wants the Legislature to give him more power to curb water use and require local systems to better prepare for droughts. Full story...
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Drought hurting timber industry

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The effects of the national housing crisis have trickled down all the way to the local timber industry. Full story...
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