The weather in general in Alabama continues cooler and drier than average, although wetter periods are frequent. Increased use of water has also markedly affected water levels such as around Birmingham where Lake Purdy had record low water levels and low, but not record low, rainfall. Consequently deep water birds such as Loons and Horned Grebe were locally scarce.
Author: Thomas A. Imhof
Volume Number: 17 Year Published: 1969
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 64
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1969/Vol 17 No. 3, 4_1969_p64-71.pdf
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