drought

SC farmers staying resilient despite weeks of dealing with the drought

Farmers in six Midlands counties are eligible to receive federal emergency loans

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Several farmers have been struggling to overcome the drought that has affected 78% of the state’s farmland. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently gave farmers in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Calhoun, Bamberg, and Orangeburg Counties an opportunity to apply for federal emergency loans to salvage some of their losses. Tony Munoz, a farmer based in Lake…

Drought conditions worsening in parts of the South says U.S. Drought Monitor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Weeks of dry, hot weather have plunged the Deep South further into a drought that’s affecting more than 11 million people and threatening crops across the region. An assessment released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows arid conditions worsening across a five-state area from Louisiana to South Carolina. Conditions are particularly bad in Alabama and…

SC Drought Continues in Parts of State

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – While parts of South Carolina are cleaning up from severe storms and flooding this week, most of the northern part of the state continues to deal with drought. The state Drought Response Committee met Thursday, and members said a few weeks of rain haven’t been enough to make up for months of dry weather. The worst…

SC Drought Status

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Due to adequate winter rainfall , the South Carolina Drought Response Committee has updated the drought forecast. The group looked at the drought status of the counties in South Carolina.  All counties in the Northeast region have maintained their current status of normal, meaning no drought. Richland and Lexington counties were downgraded to a normal status. Categories: Local…

SC Drought in Coming Years Possible, say Experts

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. They cited the extensive flooding in…