Last year we told you about the United States Global Change Research Program's latest findings for the Southeast:
Increasing temperatures and longer periods between rainfall events [code for droughts] coupled with increased demand for water will result in decreased water availability. The 2007 water shortage in the Atlanta area created serious conflicts between Georgia, Alabama, Florida, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Such competition for limited water supplies is expected to continue.