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.
Wed., August 15, 2012 3:07pm
Despite recent rainstorms, drought continues to grip Georgia, and water levels are dropping in the state’s large, federally run reservoirs. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects they will keep dropping unless more sustained rains fall.
Fri., August 10, 2012 2:39pm
Thunderstorms are popping up around the state. Some places saw as much as 11 inches this week. Could be a signal the drought is abating.
Mon., August 6, 2012 3:45pm
Drought is leaving trees vulnerable to insects and disease. Dead trees are not used for lumber and paper industries. Georgia timber valued at more than a half-billion dollars a year.
Tue., July 31, 2012 3:40pm
Drought and record commodity prices are straining water resources. State officials say no new permits will be issued in 24 southwest Georgia counties. EPD expects legislature to take up drought protection when they convene in January.
Fri., July 27, 2012 2:03pm
Water is being taken from wells and piped in Spring Creek. Wildlife officials hope their efforts will help preserve endangered mussels. Creek in Miller County is home to 14 species.
Mon., July 23, 2012 3:00pm
Federal agriculture officials visited Georgia farmers. They say the state has the highest percentage of acreage in exceptional drought. In all 29 states have been named disaster areas because of the U. S. drought.
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., March 2, 2012 2:28pm
The state will not declare a drought for the Flint River Basin. Officials say the protections under the Flint River Drought Protection Act are ineffective and unfunded. Environmentalists are worried.
Mon., February 13, 2012 7:02am
Farmers are expected to plant a record number of crops this year. Drought continues to plague agricultural region. Georgia has more than 1.5 million acres under irrigation.