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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00am

N. Ga. Drought Eases

A recent report by the U.S. Drought Monitor says Hall County in north Georgia is no longer in a drought.

The drought review issued Thursday morning shows Hall County's water conditions have been upgraded from abnormally dry to normal. The county has been in a drought since May of 2011. It’s one of about two dozen counties that now have normal conditions in north Georgia, which is about 13 percent of the state – a jump from 8 percent last week.

Of course, much of Georgia remains in a drought, and dry conditions in Middle Georgia are the most severe. A large area in the central part of the state is labeled as "exceptional" on the drought monitor, the most severe drought classification.

The U.S. Drought Monitor releases weekly reports on water conditions across the country.


Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.