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Friday, May 6, 2011 - 9:42am

Drought for South Georgia

Summer is six weeks away, but south Georgia is already suffering from dry conditions.

While much of north Georgia enjoys average or above average rain fall, the lower two thirds of the state remain in a drought that began last year.

State Climatologist David Stooksbury says that while Atlanta had heavier than normal rains, Macon received only half of its normal precipitation in the last month.

He says the drought will affect south Georgia’s farmers more severely, as the sandy soil holds less water.

With summer looming, however, it is unlikely enough rain will fall to correct the drought.

Stooksbury says this drought is on par with those seen every twenty years.

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