PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Oak Mountain State Park is normally alive with fall foliage this time of year. But the drought in Alabama has turned down the color. Park superintendent Kelly Ezell says the colors in the park this Fall are muted, compared to the vibrant colors seen here in 2014.

The drought has a lot to do with that. With a lack of moisture, trees go into a protective mode, and shut down their production of those beautiful fall colors. There are some places to see fall foliage in the park, but it’s definitely not as evident as in years past.