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Georgia and South Carolina have been dealing with drought for over a decade -- facing.
A drought situation.
And this is not the first.
Here in the last decade have come and gone.
But this problem on some of the areas biggest lakes has gotten serious but he sure -- this man 160.
Some odd miles.
The coast of California.
There's only 840 miles.
As you go down everything starts having an impact it's getting worse because now the people start losing money in their values of their homes.
According to a recent Clemson University study -- lake levels have cost area almost nineteen million dollars in reduced output and more than six million in lost disposable income.
-- horrible there's over ten million boosters -- here.
-- And -- the water goes now.
And it's played there during the summer you lose a lot of that terrorism we're seeing in the local economy go down we're seeing property values go down.
More than 300000.
People live in the surrounding area and they're feeling the effects of the drought particularly in the summer months the water level where I'm standing should normally be well above my head but because the drought -- -- to below ten feet of where it should be.
This is normally completely under water the US Army Corps of Engineers is doing its best to manage the drought and meet the demands of people along the lake but it hasn't been easy.
You got to meet the minimum flows.
In order to.
Provide the water supply and also for the industry to have the water they need for their manufacturing process does that translates to jobs.
Small businesses are feeling some of the strongest effects were the first -- Prague to suffer and we are the last to resuscitate our business is directly related to the levels of like assimilate levels go down people get discriminated they don't want to use -- -- -- our sales -- Our sales dropped PP 2%.
Millions fewer tourists are visiting the lakes and residents are also using it -- we're -- -- the coach we don't have the -- and this is our soul.
Our quality of life and recreational resource and it doesn't look like the drought will be coming to an end any -- soon for depend on mother nature and memento from a prayer that's not a real plan in Anderson, South Carolina Mary Quinn Fox News.