Photo: Without rain, the dying grass in this dairy farmer’s pastures cannot provide enough nutrients for his animals. Jimmy Hugh White, president of the Talladega County Farmers Federation, may have to sell some of his livestock because of the severe drought.
June 12, 2007
As drought conditions in the area continue to worsen, the effects are becoming increasingly more evident.
The U.S. Drought Mitigation Center has upgraded 20 north Alabama counties, including St. Clair, from a D-3 to a D-4 level, giving North Alabama the highest drought rating in the nation.
As a result, the Alabama Forest Commission placed Talladega, St. Clair and 31 other North and Central Alabama counties under a Drought Emergency