Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“Precise Soil, Climate, and Weather Data Help Dairy Optimize Water Use”

The US Climate Resiliency Toolkit online has a good web page describing some of the steps that farmers currently use to assess their weather and climate vulnerability and how they take measures to protect against risks to their operations.  It includes a five-step process to become more resilient in the…
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Big expansion of abnormally dry conditions across the region

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows a large expansion of abnormally dry conditions in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina due to the relatively dry and warm conditions we have experienced since last week.  Keep in mind that the cut-off for rainfall values was this past Tuesday, before…
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Warm weather, early plant growth leads to near-record low flows

The combination of warmer than usual weather, lack of precipitation and the early emergence of plants from winter dormancy has helped lead to near-record low stream flows for this time of year on many rivers in Georgia.  Here are a couple of examples.  The Chattahoochee near Cornelia is at record…
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