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Fighting the Drought: New Plans for Water Recycling

New water recycling plans approved by the Athens-Clarke County Commission could potentially lower drought probability to almost 0% according to an assessment presented by the public works department in January. The assessment determined the existing drought resilience of Clarke County and created solutions for the county to become more water efficient in the future. The…

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 an “exceptional drought”. For Pam Knox, drought conditions are a hot topic. Knox is…

Drought may continue to have impact on local farmers

Temperatures continue to increase as we get closer to what should be cooler weather. The rising heat may  affect farmers’ crops. Record high temperatures have had Georgia in a drought for the last few months, and farmers’ crops are being impacted. University of Georgia professor in Agriculture, Joshua Berning, says farmers investments may be hurt. “A lot…