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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

At Andy’s Landscape Service, lead estimator Sean Stewart has seen an uptick in clients looking to replace dead plants at their homes. Whether newly planted flowers or decade-old shrubs, this winter’s intense drought has left its mark. Read more

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Emily Featherston

At the Feb. 20 work session, representatives from BWWB gave the council a recap of the recent drought as well as a snapshot of the board's ongoing projects. Read more

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Photo by Emily Featherston

Mayor Ashley Curry said he knows residents are tired of talking about the drought and having to conserve water, but just because the area has gotten some rain, he doesn’t want Vestavians to be less vigilant. Read more

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Photo by Ron Burkett.

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

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Photo by Ron Burkett.

Last December, heavy rains and severe weather had the greater Birmingham area feeling soaked through and afraid of flooding. But this year, Alabamians are praying for more rain. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The action came after a presentation from the Birmingham Water Works Board about the drought. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The 2016-2020 council will discuss drought conditions at its first regular meeting. Read more

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

At a meeting on Nov. 10, the Birmingham Water Works Board discussed the effects of the current drought and approved a rate increase of 3.9%. Read more

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Ron Burkett

Continued lack of rain as well as above-normal temperatures have exacerbated the already extreme drought conditions. Read more

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Emily Featherston

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

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Courtesy of Vestavia Hills Fire Department

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

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Emily Featherston

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

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