"Georgia's water crisis would be worse if the state Environmental Protection Division weren't relaxing its rules so more water can be pulled from streams and more water can be sold from one utility to another.
As a result, the Bear Creek Reservoir in Jackson County, which serves Athens as well as other cities, is actually filling back up in the middle of a historic drought and could be full, without rain, by the end of February."Hopefully some of the other areas in Georgia that have suffered particular hardship during this drought will begin to greatly improve as well. I for one am glad that the long, dry and warm winter doesn't seem so bleak any longer.
I would still encourage water conservation year round as I'm sure many officials would, but thankfully, it seems that some people do have a plan and that we are learning from this situation.