Thu., December 29, 2011 4:01pm
More than half of the state is in extreme drought. La Nina weather pattern is blamed. Conditions not expected to improve quickly.
Mon., October 24, 2011 12:01am
Scientists are investigating how drought kills crabs and marshes on Georgia's coast. Much of the state remains in drought despite recent rains. That puts pressure on rivers and eventually Georgia's broad estuaries. A researcher says, crab diseases seem to flare up when drought chokes off freshwater river flows.
Fri., October 14, 2011 12:43pm
Georgia peanut growers are harvesting their crops. Yields are down due to drought. Some peanuts shortages are possible.
Thu., September 1, 2011 3:29pm
After crop loss reports Governor Deal asks for 157 counties to be named disaster areas. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black hopes formal declaration will come soon. Ongoing drought is hurting farmers all over the state.
Tue., August 2, 2011 2:08pm
July rains helped some of the state move out of worst drought category. More rain is possible by Thursday. Tropical storm needed to cause significant changes.
Mon., August 1, 2011 12:01am
Cotton prices impacted by world supply. Clothing manufacturers are using more synthetics.
Wed., July 20, 2011 2:12pm
The U.S. Geological Survey is looking at streams and wells in three states including Georgia. Water levels are at historic lows in some places. Field researchers will return later in the summer to measure impact on wildlife.
Tue., July 5, 2011 3:57pm
Businesses relying on South Georgia rivers are worried about the ongoing drought. Tourism is drying up along with the water running at historic low levels on the Satilla, Suwanee and St. Marys Rivers. One outfitters says, business is better near the coast, where tides boost water levels.
Wed., June 29, 2011 2:30pm
Radium Springs is drying up. Hundreds of fish died after getting trapped. Drought is blamed for the fish kill.
Mon., June 27, 2011 4:06pm
Camden County has issued a state of emergency banning people from using fireworks in anticipation of July 4th celebrations. With a drought characterized as “extreme,” the county hopes to avoid fires. Wildfires have already burned a quarter million acres this year in south Georgia.