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Drought watch lifted for parts of Virginia

Thursday - 2/14/2013, 1:29pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. -- Parts of Virginia are no longer under a drought watch due to recent precipitation.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that the state lifted the watch Thursday for parts of central, Southside and Southwest Virginia.

The upper James River basin in western Virginia remains under a drought watch.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality says stream flows, ground water levels and reservoir stages are up across most of the state.

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows parts of western and Southside Virginia are abnormally dry. But there are no problems in more than 80 percent of the state.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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