"Georgia Officials Give Drought the Silent Treatment"

"The governor declines to declare that one exists. Critics say it's all about business."

"FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — In this southern suburb of Atlanta, the lawns skirting the million-dollar homes are lush, and the swimming pools full.

But farther south, the Flint River has thinned into mud flats at a time of year when surges of white water would normally be crashing over boulders in the riverbed.

Depending on whom you ask, Georgia is doing fine, or it's suffering from historic drought."

Neela Banerjee reports for the Los Angeles Times September 16, 2012.
 

Source: LA Times, 09/17/2012