Charleston County is off the state’s drought watch list for the first time in nearly a year. Berkeley and Dorchester counties remain in “incipient” status, meaning there is the threat of drought.

The decision today by the state’s Drought Committee reduced the drought status for 21 of the state’s 46 counties. No county remains in severe status.

The changes were based on rainfall in the past two months. The Charleston area had been declared in some form of drought since February 2011.

Read more in tomorrow’s The Post and Courier.