Drought all but gone

The drought that Georgia has been dealing with for months is all but a memory.

The U.S. Drought Monitor’s (USDM) weekly report shows the drought is now confined to portions of a string of counties along the North Carolina and Tennessee lines from Towns County in the east to Dade County in the northwest corner of the state. The conditions in each of those areas are classified as “abnormally” dry, the least severe on the scale used by the drought monitor.

These areas make up only about four percent of the state, meaning 96 percent is officially drought-free. Just three months ago only 40 percent of the state was considered drought-free.