America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Georgia Drought

Georgia faces a moderate summer drought risk and it is one of only a handful of states that have taken an extensive amount of action to address their current drought risks. However, preparation for future risks is severely lacking.



For more information on how prepared Georgia is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state report.


Is Georgia taking action?

  • The state tracks the occurrences and impacts of drought throughout the state, but has not published any information on future drought trends or projections
  • Georgia has not completed a vulnerability assessment or developed a climate change adaptation plan to address its future drought risks
  • Georgia's Water Advisory Group helps the state to mitigate impacts from drought occurrences; the Hazard Mitigation Strategy also helps address the impacts of current droughts