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Mon May 27, 2019, 08:18 PM

Alaska's wettest region experiences first recorded extreme drought


FAIRBANKS. ALASKA
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED 2 HOURS AGO
UPDATED MAY 27, 2019

The wettest region in Alaska is experiencing the first extreme drought recorded by the U.S. Drought Monitor, officials said.

Scientists say the southernmost portion of Southeast Alaska has been in a drought for the last two years, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday.

The drought was upgraded last week to an extreme, or D3, drought, according to climatologists at the Fairbanks-based Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

The designation is the second-highest category measured by the U.S. Drought Monitor a national map updated weekly and the first time that mark has been recorded in Alaska, officials said.

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