Drought update a mixed bag this week

Drought conditions in Georgia have improved in central and south Georgia over the past seven days but have changed very little in our area and the rest of the northern part of the state.

The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) shows that along and south of a line running roughly from Troup-to-Walton-to Richmond counties there are only a few counties where drought conditions still exist – and the severity is minimum, too.

But in north Georgia, there are still pockets of “extreme” and “severe” conditions, mostly along and north of a line from Haralson-to-Dawson-to-Rabun counties. Most others, including Hall, are considered “moderately” dry.

Meanwhile, the level of Lake Lanier increased a bit and was at 1063.1 early Thursday, about eight feet below normal.

Click here to see a USDM that details drought conditions in Georgia: Georgia | U.S. Drought Monitor (unl.edu)