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Droughts

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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Recent rainfall eases drought across NC; one area out of drought

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Drought observers say a portion of North Carolina has pulled out of drought conditions. Full story...
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Report: North Carolina drought conditions ease slightly

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Every county in North Carolina remains under a severe drought or worse despite a slight improvement in conditions. Full story...
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Easley reinstates outdoor burn ban because of drought conditions

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North Carolina officials are reinstating a statewide ban on outdoor burning. Full story...
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Drought persists; half of N.C. still under 'exceptional' conditions

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About half of North Carolina remains under exceptional drought conditions. Full story...
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Area infrastructure stressed, breaking down

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videoThe repairs to the northeast interceptor are a step in the right direction, but the area's infrastructure is still stressing and straining and in some cases, breaking down. Full story...
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