By March 1, the Department of Natural Resources will predict whetheror not Georgia faces another year of severe drought. If a severedrought is predicted, the Flint River Drought Protection Act willbe initiated for the 2001 growing season.The major objective of this act is to maintain adequate waterflows in the Flint River basin during times of drought. This canpartially be achieved by reducing the number of acres farmerswithin the basin irrigate during drought years.Farmers eligible to participate in the act will be reimbursedfor not using irrigation on part of their land for the entirecalendar year.Let the Bidding Begin Using an auction process, farmers will submit bids to DNR. Withthe bids, farmers will tell DNR how much money per acre itwill take for them not to irrigate designated acres on their farm.The on-line auction will take place March 17. To prevent a longlines on the day of the auction, farmers can preregisterMarch 16. Everyone must be preregistered to participate. To participatein the auction, the irrigation pump must be permitted by DNR,and the irrigation system must have been in operation in previousyears.Flint River Drought Protection Act Irrigation auction sites:Calhoun County (Edison)Preregistration: Calhoun County High School guidance officeAuction: Calhoun County High School cafeteriaCrisp County (Cordele)Crisp County High School, Agricultural Classroom and LabEarly County (Blakely)Albany Technical College in Early CountyLee County (Leesburg)Preregistration: Superintendent’s OfficeAuction: Lee County Grade School cafeteriaRandolph County (Cuthbert)Andrew College LibrarySumter County (Americus)South Georgia Technical College, Lindburgh RoomTerrell County (Dawson)USDA National Peanut Lab, Conference RoomWebster County (Preston)Webster County High School cafeteria and computer labNo Limits on BidsThere are no limits on how much a farmer can bid for irrigatedacres. Money used to reimburse farmers will come from a $10 millionfund established with state tobacco settlement money, said Kerry Harrison, irrigation engineer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.For further information regarding the Flint River Drought Protectionact, call the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at1-888-373-5947 or (404) 657-5947.
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