Saturday, March 01, 2008
We have more good news as far as our drought situation here in Georgia. After a pretty wet February (4.61" at Hartsfield-Jackson) that was actually only .07" below normal we are hoping to continue the trend as we move into March.
In the below two images you can see that the part of the state in the exceptional part of the drought has shrunken quite a bit since the early part of February. Now only the extreme NW part of the state remains in the most severe part of drought.
Despite the better news as of late it is not time to celebrate just yet. As we mentioned last week, Lake Lanier remains extremely low and that is where much of our water in Atlanta comes from. So until Lanier begins to rebound more significantly we will be dealing with the harsh water restrictions for the foreseeable future.
More rain is in the forecast on Tuesday. The only problem is we may have some severe weather to deal with too. For the latest stay tuned to CBS46 on Sunday at 6:30pm and 11pm and Monday between 5-7am, Noon, 4pm, 6pm, & 11pm.
Posted by Chris Smith at 6:41 PM