Georgia Drought Series 2 (Fall+colors mountains trees water ). Photo by HurricaneIan

Georgia Drought Series 2

Uploaded by: HurricaneIan

Monday October 22, 2007

Blairsville, GA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Like my last series, this Series of photos concern the drought in North Georgia. These were taken at Lake Chatuge, Georgia. This is near the North Carolina Line and near a town called Hiawassee. North Georgia is experiencing a major drought. These docks are designed to float and adjust to water depth, however, now they are high and dry. The depth of these lakes varies from season to season, however, this is by far the lowest I have ever seen it. This water is not only used for drinking, this is also the primary supply of hydro-electric power for the region. The drought is causing other problems as well, the leaves are not changing properly, some look burnt and others fall off before turning. North Georgia and surrounding areas need rain in the worst way. The good news is it is raining


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I am a retired Fire Chief Living in North Fort Myers, Florida. Following my retirement I began to pursue my other loves in life, Weather and Photography. Luckily they go together very well. I have put together a web site and an intercept team. We were hoping to chase any South or Central Florida Land-Falling Hurricanes this year, but, nothing so far. We are preparing to transmit live video and data from within a land-falling hurricane. We have redundant internet capabilities and an array of cameras and digital recording equipment. We also plan to deploy several weather stations and fixed video units in the path of the storm. I have begun posting my pictures and we are now operating 3 web cams with more on the way. WU’s new Web Cam service is awesome!!! We are also setting up PWS units that will be up year around in the Fort Myers / Cape Coral area. Visit Us At Main Hurricane Status Center Create your own visitor map

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