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Tue August 14, 2012
Georgia Digs Deep To Counter Drought
Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 4:12 am
A quarter of the state is classified as being under "exceptional drought" — the highest level recorded. As creeks and riverbeds dry up, farmers are drilling deeper wells to get water for their crops. Now the state is cutting back its permits because of environmental concerns.