Thanks to one of the wettest springs in Georgia’s history, the drought that has gripped the state for three years has ended.
March through May was the second wettest spring out of the past 115 in Georgia. The vast majority of the state has been climatological drought-free since March. The exception has been the Lake Lanier and Lake Hartwell basins. Conditions in these basins have continued to improve over the past few months.
Proper drought management requires a period of recharge of the hydrologic systems after the end of the climatological drought.
Soil moisture and stream flows across the state are normal to much above normal for the middle of June.
Moisture condition information and updates can be found at http://www.georgiadrought.org. Automated weather data is at http://www.georgiaweather.net. Daily rainfall data can be found here. U.S. Geological Survey data is at ga.water.usgs.gov.