Alabama Drought

A remarkable story out of Alabama, where Alexander City seems to be quite literally running out of water:

“The water is so low the pumps are shutting down on us,” said Eugene Mahan, superintendent of water treatment for the system, which provides drinking water to about 50,000 to 60,000 people in east central Alabama, including to about 15,100 residents of Alexander City.

“This is not just about recreation, it’s not about washing cars, this is drinking water,” Mayor Barbara Young said. “We’ve got to have some rain.”

The area it’s located is in the southeastern drought bullseye. They’re in remarkably bad shape down there.


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