Tags: Georgia Drought

Improved Drought Conditions Due to Rain

Athens, GA. – Today’s rain, and the showers you’ll see tonight and tomorrow will help the drought a little. That means there are still steps you need to take to help conserve water and help ease the impact of what experts call an “exceptional drought”. For Pam Knox, drought conditions are a hot topic. Knox is…

New Drought Restrictions For Our Area

ATHENS, Ga.– This week marks the 21st week of continuous severe drought in northeastern Georgia. Due to worsening drought conditions in about three-fourths of the state the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of  the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has declared a raise the state’s drought response to Level 2 in 52 counties and has imposed a…

Bear Creek Reservoir Full

Despite the drought conditions in the state of Georgia, the Upper Oconee Water Management Authority reports that the Bear Creek Regional Reservoir is 97% full. According to Program Manager Brad Lanning, use of the resevoir has averaged 11.4 million gallons per day over the last 9 weeks, compared to 9.6 million gallons a day in…