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More Than Half Of Maryland In Moderate Drought

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(Photo credit by NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit by NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE (AP) — More than half of Maryland is in a moderate drought and more than 28 percent is in a severe drought.

That’s according to figures from the U.S. Drought Monitor. The figures show 51.45 percent of the state in moderate drought, down from 52.44 percent the week before. And 28.55 percent of the state is in severe drought, up sharply from 19.93 percent the week before.

The most severely affected areas are on the lower Eastern Shore and southern Maryland with the least affected areas along the Pennsylvania border in central Maryland.

The Drought Monitor reported that nearly two-thirds of the 48 continental states are experiencing some drought.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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