The following story has moved as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
DEEP SOUTH DROUGHT — Beaver dams have been demolished, burbling fountains silenced, and the drinking water in one southern town has taken on the light brownish color of sweet tea. Though water shortages have yet to drastically change most southerners’ lifestyles, they’re realizing they’ll need to preserve their drinking supplies. The eight-month drought has seen watering lawns and washing cars is restricted in some parts of the South and more restrictions loom if forecasts of below-normal rain hold true through the rest of 2016. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 800 words, photos.