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SC’s drought outlook still grim

SOUTH CAROLINA — All of South Carolina remains in a moderate drought despite heavy rains in some areas over the past week.  South Carolina’s Drought Response Committee met by telephone today and agreed to maintain the moderate status, although the outlook for the coming months is grim.

State Climatologist Hope Mizzell says during the past week, some areas of Richland County got as much as nine inches of rain and most areas of the state saw about an inch.  Little rain is expected in the next 10 days and dry weather is expected into next spring.

The committee plans to meet again in three weeks.

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