Little River Falls – the waterfall is gone (Oct. 2016). Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Alabama is in the midst of one of the most devastating droughts in our history. For a generation, the Alabama Rivers Alliance (ARA) and watershed groups have called on state officials to create a statewide water management plan to address issues such as drought emergencies.
From our good friend Mike Kyser at the Alabama Forestry Commission, the severity of the current Drought Emergency and Fire Alert is clearly evident by the drastic increase in the number of wildfires that have occurred in the first two weeks of October 2016 compared to last year – 2015.