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Parched Georgia Calls State of Emergency

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Parched Georgia Calls State of Emergency

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Parched Georgia Calls State of Emergency

Parched Georgia Calls State of Emergency

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Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in 85 counties during the weekend, as a drought continued to plague much of the Southeast.

Michele Norris talks with Jackie Joseph, who lives on the shore of Lake Sidney Lanier, a dwindling reservoir that supplies the Atlanta metropolitan region with much of its water; and to Gov. Perdue about Atlanta's water supplies.