Fri., February 8, 2013 12:00pm
A recent report by the U.S. Drought Monitor says Hall County in north Georgia is no longer in a drought. The drought review issued Thursday morning shows Hall County's water conditions have been upgraded from abnormally dry to normal. It’s one of about two dozen counties with normal conditions in north Georgia.
Fri., July 13, 2012 2:42pm
Under new U.S. Department of Agriculture rules announced Thursday, all but a handful of Georgia counties are considered disaster areas because of ongoing drought. The department is trying to shorten the time between a disaster and making aid available to farmers.
Wed., June 20, 2012 4:00pm
New research shows droughts in Georgia’s Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin over the last 350 years were longer and more frequent than recent dry periods.
Fri., April 20, 2012 2:30pm
Forecasters predict little rain in the next few months to alleviate dry conditions, and Georgia’s lakes are showing the strain of the ongoing drought. On Friday, Lake Lanier in north Georgia and West Point Lake in west Georgia were five feet below where they should be. Thurmond Lake in east Georgia was eight feet low.
Wed., September 9, 2009 3:17pm
Parts of northeast Georgia, as well as the Augusta and Athens area, experie