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Drought Declarations – What do they mean?

With the drought conditions continuing across Georgia, different groups have declared drought conditions in a number of counties.  There is however, more than one drought declaration and they are for different purposes.  The EPD declared a Level 1 drought in 53 counties across Georgia which triggers a set of strategies set by the Rules.  Within USDA, drought conditions can trigger a Secretarial disaster designation which triggers the availability of funds through FSA.

 

To explain how all of this works, Pam Knox has posted in her Blog an explanation of the different drought declarations.