The current drought isn't just affecting rivers it's now drying up local businesses in Middle Georgia, because water levels are extremely low throughout the area. It's keeping visitors and their dollars out of local economies.
Lee Slade with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce says Hawkinsville uses the Ocmulgee River as a tourist attraction.
Plans are underway for the new Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center.
On Tuesday, city officials and residents celebrated with an official groundbreaking at the LEC's future location - just off Watson Boulevard.
"We've had some set backs in years so it's really great to come down here with all these people and celebrate the fact that we are breaking ground on the LEC," said Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans.
It's the biggest project that the city of Warner Robins has been a part of since the building of City Hall.
"So we want to make sure we do it right, this is a marathon not a sprint, but it's going to be a beautiful building to serve the citizens and help Warner Robin's finest," said Mayor Chuck Shaheen.
Shaheen believes the new location will be an anchor for revitalization in the city.
Bill Carey says, "The pace has been a snail's creep, if you really want to know so the fact that they've come this far throwing the dirt is a momentous occasion."
Mayor Shaheen says closing on all the properties, getting the bids for demolition and approving the plans are all coming together as the foundation is prepared.
Plans and designs will be presented to the RDA in early July for their review. The actual demolition is expected to begin in the next 4 to 6 weeks with construction beginning late this year.