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A redbud tree (cercis spp.) blooms during springtime on the UGA Griffin Campus CAES News
Spring start
Spring across most of Georgia started cooler and drier than normal, forcing flowering plants and trees to bud a week to two weeks later than usual.
Volatile October
Northern Georgia continued to see wet conditions as the southeastern part of the state dried in October. Several record high and low temperatures were set with an active weather pattern that sent both warm and cold fronts moving across the state.
Pine tree snapped in half by winds. CAES News
Downed trees
Heavy winds whipped across central Georgia Dec. 8, waking homeowners and leaving downed trees and limbs behind. Strong weather is common in Georgia, and so is cleaning up after it. But there’s a way to do it safely and wisely, say University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert.
Irrigation system working in a field. CAES News
Farm-water forecast
A recent University of Georgia report shows that Georgia farmers will need 20 percent more water to grow their crops in the next four decades. They’ll need it to meet increased food demand and to compete globally.
Bioenergy Conference
No single renewable energy source, such as biofuel, solar or wind, will break the country’s massive dependence on foreign oil.
Bright sunshine. CAES News
Heat wave
A Georgia summer can have periods of consecutive days with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees. These abnormally hot conditions, or heat waves, are dangerous.
Reuse your water
“Most of our water demand could be supplied by harvested rainwater,” said Frank Henning, a former watershed agent with UGA Cooperative Extension. “It would be a win-win-win development. Rainwater harvesting can improve water conservation, reduce storm water problems and reduce the need to construct expensive reservoirs.”
Cracked Georgia clay signals lack of rain. CAES News
Drought de jau vu
Due to an abnormally dry January and February, drought conditions have returned to much of Georgia. And it could get worse.
Augusta, Columbus and Savannah all broke their all-time December precipitation records. CAES News
Volunteer rain collectors
Georgia weather experts need precise, timely information on the amount of rain and when it falls across the state. With good access to the Web and rain gauges in hand, citizens can help.