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Georgia: Drought Intensifies, Cattle Cracks

29 July 2008
University of Georgia Faces

US - Beef and dairy farmers in Georgia are starting to suffer from drought conditions hitting the state.

According to the university of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the farmers are rotating cattle from pasture to pasture not only to protect pastures but also manage their cattle drinking water supply.

The university says that up to October, Georgias best chance for widespread drought relief will be tropical disturbances.

"The heart of tropical storm season is still a few weeks away," say the college analysts.

"Although scattered thunderstorms brought some relief to drought-parched Georgia during July, allowing plants to show some recovery, the relief was localized. The rains were not enough to halt dropping stream flows across most of the state.

"Many streams are at or near record low flows for late July."

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