SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WECT) - New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties are now experiencing a Severe Drought, according to the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council.
Columbus and Bladen are under the Moderate Drought classification.
The rain gauge at the Wilmington International Airport is now behind -7.36" for the year. Some locations across eastern North Carolina are behind as much as 10" from normal values.
In fact, during the month of May ILM recorded only 5 days with measurable precipitation.
The NC Drought Monitor is requesting implementing Water Shortage Response Plans, if not already enacted.
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