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Funding available for irrigators in Lower Flint River Basin

The sign-up period for a new cost-share program for irrigation wells in Southwest Georgia is now open. The Drought Source Water Alternatives Program (SWAP) is designed to install deep aquifer wells for irrigators who rely on surface water in the Lower Flint River Basin. If you are interested in participating, please visit the Drought SWAP webpage (https://ga-fit.org/drought-swap/) to learn more, check your eligibility and submit an application. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

Drought SWAP is funded by a grant from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget via allocations established by the American Recovery Plan Act for infrastructure development. Administered by the Georgia Water Planning & Policy Center at Albany State University, Drought SWAP is a component of the Georgia Flow Incentive Trust (GA-FIT), an effort focused on enhancing drought response capacity to protect our farmers, regional economy and natural systems. For more information, visit www.GA-FIT.org  send an email to info@ga-fit.org or phone 229-430-2900.