North Georgia Is Still Dealing With Drought Conditions
North Georgia Is Still Dealing With Drought Conditions.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the risk of river flooding in this region is expected to be low this spring.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Drought Monitor explained those dry soil conditions are due to most of North Georgia still being in a drought.
Pam Knox, an agricultural climatologist with the University of Georgia’s crop and soil science department, said drought conditions usually diminish in the winter.
“That’s because of [a] combination of lack of evaporation and dormant plants,” Knox said.
“This year, it has not reduced as much as we’d really hoped.
And that’s because it’s been so warm."
Knox said the warmer winter caused more water evaporation.
She said that could be a warning sign.
“We’re ending the winter recharge period now, and it looks like we’re probably going to go back into warmer temperatures again, after this cold spell ends,” she said.