SC is Drought Free

For the first time in nearly three years, South Carolina is free of drought. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee voted Wednesday to remove drought designations for all 46 counties because of above-normal rainfall for the past five months.  Prior to that, 22 counties had been under “moderate” drought, while the rest of the state was considered to be under “incipient” drought.  The last time South Carolina was drought-free was in June 2010. However, there have only been 10 total drought-free months since 2006.