Drought worsens in one part of Hall Co.; intensifies in counties to the south

The part of Georgia not covered by drought conditions of one degree, or another continues to shrink while its intensity grows in some of those new counties.

The U.S. Drought Monitor’s (USDM) weekly update puts 54 percent of Georgia officially suffering from drought conditions. All of these new counties, which are to the south and southeast of metro Atlanta, are considered “abnormally dry.” The more serious conditions remain across a part of the state along and north of an Augusta-to-Macon-to-Bainbridge line.

Conditions in those areas are in the “moderately” or “abnormally” dry categories. Most, including Hall County, are considered “moderately dry.” However, one tiny section of East Hall is now listed as “abnormally” dry.

Click here to view the latest from the USDM: Georgia | U.S. Drought Monitor (unl.edu) That’s where you’ll find not only details about Georgia’s drought status, but you can also check conditions in the rest of the country.