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Lake Purdy 10-13-16

Photo courtesy of Dr. James Sanderson

Water usage restrictions are now voluntary, according to the drought management plan. more

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Courtesy of Alabama Forestry Commission

After rainfall returned to the state, the Governor's office and Alabama Forestry Commission have lifted burning restrictions. more

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Erica Techo

The seven returning commissioners and new commissioner Ward Williams were sworn in by Probate Judge Jim Fuhrmeister. more

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U.S. 280 fire

Courtesy of Paul Williams, Chelsea Fire and Rescue

At its peak, the fire was between eight and 10 acres in size. more

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Ron Burkett

That means even tighter restrictions and higher surcharges for excessive water usage. more

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The Birmingham Water Works had amended its water use restrictions since the last time Hoover declared a water emergency in 2007, a city attorney said. more

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Lake Purdy 10-13-16

Photo courtesy of Dr. James Sanderson

The restrictions technically cover only areas served by the Birmingham Water Works, but the mayor asked everyone to conserve water. more

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Emily Featherston

The Birmingham Water Works Board issued the drought warning after continued dry conditions. more

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Emily Featherston

The ban on outdoor burning affects 46 counties in the state, including Jefferson and Shelby. more

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Emily Featherston

September and October are usually dry, but the area has had even less rainfall than normal. more

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