• What Is Atlanta's Drought Status?

    By: By David Chandley

    ATLANTA,None - In the past month, metro Atlanta has received beneficial rainfall. The latest Drought Monitor is unchanged in the past week, with most of the area abnormally dry. Only the extreme western counties, bordering Alabama, are classified as in a moderate drought. Nearly a dozen counties in NE Georgia have no drought designation.

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    Atlanta has recorded 127% percent of normal rainfall in the past 30 days, 79% in the last 90 days, but 97% in the last six months. There are pockets of the state that have had above normal rainfall since January 1, and other areas, mainly East and SE Georgia where rainfall has been below normal.

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    A check of area stream flows finds most of the metro area normal, with below normal readings in NW Georgia. Both Allatoona Lake and Lake Lanier are below full pool, but well above the average for mid-November.

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