17 Sep '12, 4pm

Georgia assures you: There’s no drought. Also, please send water, so thirsty

Georgia assures you: There’s no drought. Also, please send water, so thirsty

Georgia, like many other states, is suffering from the drought. Here’s Drought Monitor’s assessment of the current state of drought in the southeast; Georgia is affected far more than any other state in the region. Image courtesy of Drought Monitor . More than half of the state is experiencing at least moderate drought ; 17 percent is seeing “exceptional” conditions. Atlanta, in two weeks. If you ask state officials, however, you get the real story: Drought? Whatsa drought? Environmentalists, scientists and farmers point to places like the Flint [River], as well as reservoir levels and stream and rainfall data as proof of drought. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and much of the business community contend that there is no drought. Unlike his predecessor, Deal has yet to declare one. The state’s resistance to more drastic measures stems from its desire to protect its business-fr...

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