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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. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:27 PM News

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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%. more

Nov 11, 2016 5:25 PM News 1 Comments

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Photo by Ron Burkett

That means even tighter restrictions and higher surcharges for excessive water usage. more

Nov 4, 2016 12:43 PM News 2 Comments

The Birmingham Water Works had amended its water use restrictions since the last time Hoover declared a water emergency in 2007, a city attorney said. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:34 PM News

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The restrictions technically cover only areas served by the Birmingham Water Works, but the mayor asked everyone to conserve water. more

Oct 20, 2016 6:55 PM News

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

Oct 19, 2016 5:35 PM Weather 1 Comments

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Emily Featherston

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

Oct 12, 2016 10:21 PM Weather

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Emily Featherston

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

Oct 4, 2016 9:11 PM News

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