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Extreme drought spreads in Arkansas

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 5, 2012 at 8:29 a.m.

— The latest drought report says more than a third of Arkansas is in extreme drought conditions.

The U.S. Drought Monitor report, updated Thursday, says all of Arkansas is undergoing drought conditions. A handful of counties are experiencing moderate drought conditions, but most of Arkansas is either in severe or extreme drought.

Northern counties from Carroll to Clay and extending south to Jackson are in extreme drought, as is southwest Arkansas. A pocket of north central Arkansas counties from Franklin to Conway and Van Buren counties is also classified as extreme.

The National Weather Service says rain is possible this weekend and early next week, but it will likely have little impact on the drought conditions.

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aimee says... July 5, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.

Until some measure like "Cap N Trade", this is only going to worsen.. Wise up, people..!!!

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arky12 says... July 5, 2012 at 1:48 p.m.

And yet we support hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, which requires millions of gallons of our precious water? Where's the logic? We can certainly survive without this gas, but not without water.

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RosieDog says... July 5, 2012 at 7:26 p.m.

why not post a map with this article to show the counties involved?

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