Most of Ala. under some stage of drought

BIRMINGHAM, AL-  The drought-situation in Alabama is

improving slightly, according to the latest report from the U.S.

Drought Monitor Survey.

The Survey, released Thursday, said 91 percent of Alabama

remains under some stage of drought - a 2 percent decrease from

last week.

Approximately 2 percent of the state - a small area in northeast

Alabama - remain in severe drought. 12 percent of the state is in

moderate drought.

The Monitor considers Alabama's drought a long term situation

because the state is classified as abnormally dry.