Government officials in South Carolina are on drought alert:
The Drought Response Committee put the entire state in an incipient drought Tuesday, which is the first of four stages of drought. The declaration warns water system managers to closely monitor their reservoirs. The Department of Natural Resources also will begin to more carefully monitor conditions across the state.
The Drought Monitor has more than half the state in some sort of dry/drought status.
I can not believe that there has only been two years (2003 and 2005) in the last ten years when there was not some sort of drought declaration affecting us in South Carolina.
I don’t understand your geography very well, but it looks like there have been parts of South Carolina that have been dry for six continuous years:
Does that seem about right?