Recent Rain & The Drought

The recent rain from this past weekend will undoubtedly help with the drought conditions across north Georgia. Most locations saw between one and two inches of rain with two to three inches in isolated spots.

Leading into this past weekend forty six percent of the state was classified as being in a moderate drought, with thirty eight percent being abnormally dry.  Nine percent had severe drought with another three and a half percent in the extreme category.  None of the state was classified in the exceptional category, while almost three percent had no drought at all.

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Lots of heavy rain fell across the mountains where extreme drought remained as of last week. Hopefully when the new numbers are released tomorrow we will see that area of red (extreme drought) shrink!

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