Prayers for rain, Senate takes on Supreme Court ruling – all part of Georgia's ...
A proposal in southwest Georgia calls for pumping water from one aquifer to another and releasing it during times of drought into the Flint River. If it works, Atlanta and ... Senators from Alabama and Florida tried to amend Senate Bill 601. Their goal ...
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Droughts are normal climate features and can occur almost anywhere. A drought is a lack of water over a large area for a significant amount of time. Droughts may be categorized as:
- Meteorological – measured by how far from normal precipitation has been over a period of time.
- Agricultural – occurs when soil moisture is insufficient for crops or livestock. It may occur in times of average precipitation depending on soil types.
- Hydrological – refers to deficiencies in surface (lakes, rivers, reservoirs) and groundwater levels.
- Socioeconomic – determined by the effect a physical water shortage has on daily life.
Alabama Drought News
Townsends are Farm Family of the Year
Searcy Daily Citizen
After the bulls reach a certain age, he sells them with a customer base throughout Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Gary said he has a goal of increasing the cowherd to 225 head of ...
As fires rage, feds cut funding on prevention
Wildfires have grown in intensity and cost across the nation because of a combination of high temperatures, drought, an infestation of pine-killing beetles, and the rising number of people living close to nature. Since the 1990s, 15 million to 17 ...
Weather report: Cool and rainy in the Plains
Dairy Herd Management
On the Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to provide local drought relief in a few areas, including Texas' northern panhandle and western sections of Oklahoma and Kansas . Meanwhile on the northern Plains , warm weather is promoting ...
The Birmingham News announces its 2013 All-Metro boys soccer team
Vestavia Hills players celebrate 6A Boys State Soccer Championship win. State soccer 2013: Class 6A boys championship game - Oak Mountain vs. Vestavia at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, AL Saturday May 11, 2013. (Bob Gathany / email@example.com). View full ...
Blood drought: Supplies criticaly low
get a good night's sleep before the drive. The American Red Cross Blood Services, Alabama and Central Gulf Coast Region, which supplies blood to approximately 100 hospitals, needs 600 blood donors each day to meet the needs of patients in the region.
Rose's win ends England's US Open drought
... of the 2013 National Championship. Alabama defeated Illinois for the win. Junior .... While the leaders were waiting to tee off, Tiger Woods went through the motions of extending his majors drought into a sixth year. It was an unfamiliar sight to ...
Satellite data will be essential to future of groundwater, flood and drought ...
Regions where groundwater is being depleted as a result of prolonged drought include (3) Houston (-2.3 ± 0.6 centimeters, or -0.9 inches, per year), (4) Alabama (-2.1 ± 0.8 centimeters, or -0.83 inches, per year) and (5) the Mid-Atlantic (-1.8 ± 0.6 ...
Satellite Data Shows US Water 'Hotspots'
As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash'
Alabama Public Radio
Midwestern farmers like Webber, who has a family farm in central Missouri, are suffering from "weather whiplash," according to meteorologist Jeff Masters. In the past three years, there's been flooding, then record-setting drought, and now flooding again.
Plan outlines state government's response to drought conditions
Released today, the new Alabama Drought Management Plan outlines for the first time state government's role in preparing the weekly snapshots of current drought conditions, and it specifies steps to be taken in response to potential drought conditions.