South Georgia's Drought

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Two to six inches of rain in south Georgia over this past weekend isn't enough to break south Georgia's exceptional drought.

Ground water levels are at historic lows. Scientists say conditions in 2011 were comparable with the drought in Texas, but receive little attention.

Without significant rainfall in the next several months not only will farmers struggle, you may too if you own a well.

Albany Audubon Society/Looking at Murray Campbell's 50+ acre irrigation pond it's easy to see just how dry south Georgia is.  "Mr. Rudy's said he's never seen it like this, he's 86," said Farmer Murray Campbell.

Read More: WALB-TV

Comments