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Hard Labor Creek State Park to offer kayak tours for meteor shower viewing


The park is holding its first annual Paddle Under the Perseids program in which visitors travel in two-person kayaks out to the center of the lake for a good vantage point of the heavens.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

 Hall County air quality improves with cool, rainy weather
Source: Gainesville Times

 Audio: First West Nile mosquitoes identified in DeKalb County

Forsyth County family narrowly escapes ‘electric shock drowning’ on Lake Lanier
Electric shock drowning can occur when electric currents go through a swimmer’s body while he or she is immersed in freshwater, paralyzing then rendering a person unable to do anything but slip underwater; the electricity is generally from public and private marinas and docks.
Source: Gainesville Times/weekend

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography studying boat docks
Clark Alexander spent three years studying the question: Do boat docks built over coastal marshes do less environmental harm if they’re riddled with holes to let sunlight pass through to marsh grasses beneath them? Answer: For most of the year, open grating docks still block almost as much light as solid wood.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail/AP

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