The Lambert Post

Drought continues to plague Georgia, causes political rifts over water rights

The number of droughts in Georgia has increased over the past century, which some say is tied to the possibility of climate change. Pressure on Georgia's water usage from surrounding states has made the addressing of our water problems crucial.

Quinn Forney, Features Editor

February 9, 2017

Georgia was declared to be in a level one drought in September 2016, which has only gotten worse from there. In November of 2016, a level two drought was declared in many northern counties, coinciding with forest fires in those areas as well, resulting in burn bans and prohibition of fireworks. In one cou...