Scientists warn of deluges, droughts in Carolinas


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Experts warn the Carolinas will face droughts and deluges in coming years.

The Charlotte Observer reported that scientists, farmers and water managers met in Charlotte this week to try to figure out how to deal with coming dry weather. And the sudden deluges the experts say will become more common.

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They cited the extensive flooding in South Carolina last October that was the worst weather disaster to hit the state since Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

They also point to the more than 2 feet of rain in three days that fell in Louisiana last month.

Susan White with the University of North Carolina’s Water Resources Research Institute says the Southeast faces a future of too much water, too little water and water coming at the wrong times.

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