A cold, wet winter has left northern parts of the state in decent shape,
but in southern Georgia river flows and soil moisture are both at some
of the lowest points that would be expected in a century, said David
Stooksbury, Georgia’s state climatologist at the University of Georgia.
The nearterm effects:
“We have a good fuel load with plenty of dry vegetation, the soil is
dry and there’s a low relative humidity and there’s wind,” Stooksbury
said. “That is the simple recipe for a trash fire to get out of control
very quickly and become a wildfire.”
Yes, Sunday Georgia Forestry cut off burn permits in Lowndes County because
some fires had gotten out of control.
While the search is on for a new director, now is the time for the city,
county and industrial authority board to come together to make some
decisions about the organization and what the community leadership needs
and wants it to be.