Drought conditions improving in most of Georgia after recent rains

Drought conditions improving in most of Georgia after recent rains.
Much of Georgia is no longer experiencing drought after inches of rain fell across the state in recent weeks.
The United States Drought Monitor shows that nearly 60 percent of the state is showing normal conditions.
Only 7 percent of the state shows pockets of severe drought and those areas are confined to Georgia’s southern counties.
Conditions have improved significantly in Middle Georgia where only northern Bibb county remains abnormally dry and Houston County is in the clear.
Northeast Monroe County still has moderate drought, but the rest of the county is only showing abnormally dry conditions.
Drought conditions reached extreme levels in northeast Georgia in early May, but recent rains have relieved conditions in all but southern parts of the state.
Yellow shows abnormally dry, tan is moderate drought,orange shows severe drought and red is extreme drought.
Special to The Telegraph breaking@macon.com About a month ago, most of Middle Georgia reported moderate drought and there was a pocket of extreme drought in northeast Georgia.
Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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