According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, drought conditions exist in nearly 94 percent of the state of Georgia.
North Georgia, including Metro Atlanta, is now experiencing D1 Moderate Drought conditions.
In East Georgia, including the city of Athens, D1 Moderate Drought conditions have been observed for the past few weeks.
In Coastal Georgia, including the city of Savannah, D2 Severe Drought conditions have been observed for the past few weeks.
During the final week of June, the Atlanta Airport received nearly three inches of rainfall, the majority of which fell within three hours on Monday. However, not every location in Metro Atlanta received such torrential rainfall, and many Metro areas only received a quarter of an inch to one inch of rainfall this week.
According to NOAA’s Drought Reduction Data, Metro Atlanta would need as much as 6 to 8 inches of rainfall within one month in order for the drought conditions to improve.
Continue to monitor your local rainfall, and use sprinklers or irrigation systems if the rain showers continue to bypass your area.
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