Drought continues to dominate Southeast

The rain gauges throughout much of the Southeast have been parched … or in some cases flooded, depending on which side of the region you focus on.

This month’s Water Resources Outlook by NOAA’s Southeast River Forecast Center focuses primarily on the drought, which has taken center stage since the beginning of the year.

According to the report, almost one third of Georgia is now experiencing extreme drought conditions, but the effects are also being felt further downstream.

As fall is normally a dry period in the annual cycle, the forecast through December isn’t optimistic.

However, the Southeast is not alone; much of the rest of the country that has also been experiencing drought conditions, like California and the Southwest, is expected to have above average temperatures and below average precipitation this winter.

~ Jeremy S. Buddemeier, Corporate Communications Office

About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multimillion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on Facebook.com/SavannahCorps
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