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Droughts in Southeast raise stakes for power plants grappling with water management

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The four large smokestacks at Georgia Power's Plant Bowen tower over the smaller tents, sheds and buildings that make up what essentially is a living laboratory for water management and treatment at power plants. This is the Water Research Center. The idea -- and some of the startup money -- came from Georgia Power, but what develops from the research could transform the utility industry nationwide as it faces water and wastewater regulations and stricter conservation measures.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

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E&E examines the effects of record heat and drought conditions on agriculture, energy production, water policy, forest and wildfire management, and climate science.

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