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Improved Drought Conditions Due to Rain

Athens, GA. – Today’s rain, and the showers you’ll see tonight and tomorrow will help the drought a little. That means there are still steps you need to take to help conserve water and help ease the impact of what experts call anĀ “exceptional drought”. For Pam Knox, drought conditions are a hot topic. Knox is an Agricultural Climatologist for the Crop and Soil Science Department at The University of Georgia. She is familiar with the severity of Georgia’s current drought. She says it may or may not get better this…

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Grady Explains: Georgia Drought

More than half of Georgians live in a county affected by drought or drought-like conditions. However, not many people have been treating it like a crisis. As of today, October 26, Athens-Clark is in a Level 1 Drought which entails voluntary water conservation measures and not much else, but Grady Newsource Reporter spoke with UGA Hydrology Professor Rhett Jackson and he says if people use water recklessly, there could be a crisis.

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