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Alberto Won't Help South Alabama's Water Needs

By Alabama Public Radio

Mobile, AL – Tropical Storm Alberto is bringing a lot of rain with it, but south Alabama farmers aren't expected to get much of it. Most of the storm system's heavy rainfall is expected to occur east of the state. South Alabama could certainly use it. The region is experiencing drought-like conditions. Dallas Hartzog of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service in the Wiregrass says livestock farmers may need the rain the most. They've had trouble producing hay. Southwest Alabama just experienced its third-driest spring on record. So far this year, that area has received less than half its usual rainfall.

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