This summer has had ample rain to keep the soil moisture up, the waterbodies full or close and as the Drought Monitor indicates, no drought across Georgia for almost a month.
The following is copy from the latest release from the National Drought Mitigation Center:
Within the announcement, there are a few links that will provide additional information. These include:
U.S. Drought Monitor statistics (Drought Map)
For the contiguous 48 states, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 11.31 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 11.24 percent a week earlier.
Drought now affects 17,830,293 people, compared with 18,140,966 a week earlier.
For all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 9.58 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 9.63 percent a week earlier.
Drought now affects 18,435,995 people, compared with 18,587,593 a week earlier.
To find populations affected by drought for specific states or time periods please visit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/DataTables.aspx
Just select one of the Population types from the Statistic Type pulldown.
The attachments include the weekly map and narrative as well as the one-week change map.
For complete U.S. Drought Monitor statistics and additional products and information, please visit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
“U.S. Crops in Drought” is updated each week: